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Nimloth (tree)

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Nimloth was the White Tree which grew in the King's Court in Armenelos of Númenor. It was brought as a gift by the Eldar from Tol Eressëa, in the form of a seedling from Celeborn as a symbol of friendship between the two races. Its blossoms appeared as the Sun set, and their perfume filled the night in Númenor's royal city.

Soon after S.A. 3262, it was cut at the instigation of Sauron and his wood used to lit the first flames in the fire of the new religion which worshipped Melkor.

However, the night before Isildur stole a fruit from the tree and when he escaped the Downfall of Númenor he took it with him towards Middle-earth. The fruit grew into a seedling that Isildur carried to Middle-earth with him during the Downfall of Númenor. That seedling was planted in Minas Ithil, and was destroyed before the end of the Second Age. Its seedling in turn grew into the first White Tree of Minas Tirith.


Made in the image of Telperion
First tree of Gondor (Minas Ithil)
Second tree of Gondor (Minas Anor)
Third tree of Gondor (Minas Tirith)
Fourth tree of Gondor (Minas Tirith)