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Dead Tree

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The Dead Tree (T.A. 28523019; the snag stood for 147 years) was the last of the White Tree of Gondor, which died at the same time as Belecthor II the twenty-first Ruling Steward.[1] For lack of a seedling, the Dead Tree was left standing in the courts of Minas Tirith until King Aragorn Elessar found a new seedling on Mount Mindolluin in 3019.

When it was replaced, it was removed from the court but was placed in the Tombs of the Kings with all the honour that would normally be accorded a fallen monarch.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King"