The Return of the King

The Return of the King


J. R. R. Tolkien

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Tree-beard is the oldest of the Ents, tree-like beings whose purpose is to protect the forest. After the Ents’ victory over Saruman in Isengard, Tree-beard watches over Orthanc, ensuring it is no longer used to evil purposes. However, Tree-beard proves susceptible to Saruman’s persuasive language, and, believing Saruman to have lost all his power, allows him to escape Orthanc.
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Tree-beard Character Timeline in The Return of the King

The timeline below shows where the character Tree-beard appears in The Return of the King. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 6, Chapter 6
Loyalty, Love, and Sacrifice Theme Icon
War, Greed, and Nature Theme Icon
...on to Isengard and talks with the Ents who have taken over Orthanc. Gandalf thanks Tree-beard for all his help in the war. Tree-beard tells him he’s been boring Saruman, who... (full context)