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Location
Found throughout Middle-earth
Species
Fraxinus excelsior (common ash); Sorbus aucuparia (mountain ash or rowan)
Meaning
From Old English æsc (a word for both the tree and for spears made from its wood); ultimately derived from an ancient root-word *os
Other names
The mountain ash is also known as the rowan

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Ashes

Spear-wood of the Rohirrim

Tall, straight, grey trees common in northern lands, and found throughout Middle-earth. The spears of the Rohirrim were made from their wood, as was Gandalf's staff.


See also...

Orofarnë, Rowans

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