She summoned her courage, fixed her eyes upon a lightning-splintered ash-tree
, and, almost as if she were reading a writing fixed to the trunk, began:
140-155) But when earth had covered this generation also -- they are called blessed spirits of the underworld by men, and, though they are of second order, yet honour attends them also -- Zeus the Father made a third generation of mortal men, a brazen race, sprung from ash-trees
(4); and it was in no way equal to the silver age, but was terrible and strong.
Little details gave each field a particular physiognomy, dear to the eyes that have looked on them from childhood: the pool in the corner where the grasses were dank and trees leaned whisperingly; the great oak shadowing a bare place in mid-pasture; the high bank where the ash-trees
grew; the sudden slope of the old marl-pit making a red background for the burdock; the huddled roofs and ricks of the homestead without a traceable way of approach; the gray gate and fences against the depths of the bordering wood; and the stray hovel, its old, old thatch full of mossy hills and valleys with wondrous modulations of light and shadow such as we travel far to see in later life, and see larger, but not more beautiful.
So, a person who moves infested firewood from one area to another could unknowingly be inviting ash-tree
devastation into the woods near their home, hunting cabin, or favorite campground.
ESB are to undertake a major native ash-tree
planting initiative to assist the future supply of hurleys.