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Dates
A remnant of the great western forest of Middle-earth, which was otherwise largely destroyed by the Númenóreans during the Second Age
Location
The eastern slopes of the southern Misty Mountains, to the north of Rohan
Race
Settlements
Sources
The rivers Limlaith and Onodló both flowed out of this forest
Meaning
A reference to the forest as the outlying eastern survivor of the great forests of earlier Ages
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East End

An old name for Fangorn Forest

"Aye, aye, there was all one wood once upon a time: from here to the Mountains of Lune, and this was just the East End."
Words of Treebeard,
from The Two Towers III 4
Treebeard

Until the later Second Age, most of the lands of Eriador had been thickly forested. In those days the woods stretched from Ered Luin (the Blue Mountains, or Mountains of Lune), running southwards and eastwards across the lands where the Shire would one day lie, to meet the Misty Mountains in the east. One outlying patch of forest even succeeded in growing beyond the barrier of the Misty Mountains, a region that would eventually become known as Fangorn Forest. During the latter half of the Second Age, most of the great western forest was felled, but while the trees still stood Fangorn had been merely an easterly outgrowth of that vast wood, and so Treebeard remembered it simply as the East End.


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