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{{Disamb-two|ent of Fangorn Forest|chapter|[[Treebeard (chapter)]]}}{{Infobox Person Ents
 
| image = TreebeardatIsengard.png
 
| image = TreebeardatIsengard.png
 
| caption = '''Treebeard''' in the ''[[The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy|Motion Picture]]'' trilogy
 
| caption = '''Treebeard''' in the ''[[The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy|Motion Picture]]'' trilogy
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| spouse = [[Fimbrethil]]
 
| spouse = [[Fimbrethil]]
| weapon = None, Bare hands and Legs
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| weapon = Bare hands, feet, and legs
| race = [[Ents]]
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| race = [[Ents]], [[Onodrim]]
 
| culture =
 
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| gender = Male
 
| gender = Male
| height = 15'4''
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| height = Around 14 feet
| hair = Leafy-hair
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| hair = Leaf, twig and moss like
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| eyes = Deep brown shot with green light
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| actor = CGI and full size practical animatronic
 
| voice = [[John Rhys-Davies]]
 
| voice = [[John Rhys-Davies]]
 
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:''<font color="#990066">For other uses of '''Treebeard''' see [[Treebeard (disambiguation)]]</font>''
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{{Quote|Things will go as they will; and there is no need to hurry to meet them.|Treebeard}}
   
'''''      Fangorn''' redirects here; for the forest, see [[Fangorn Forest]]''
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'''Treebeard''', also known as '''Fangorn''', was the oldest of the [[Ents ]]left in [[Middle-earth]], an ancient tree-like being who was a "shepherd of trees". He had a very tall and stiff-limbed appearance, with bark-like skin and leafy hair.
   
{{Quote|Things will go as they will; and there is no need to hurry to meet them.|Treebeard}}
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In [[The White Rider (chapter)|Chapter 5]] of ''[[The Two Towers]]'', [[Gandalf]] calls Treebeard "...the oldest living thing that still walks beneath the Sun upon this Middle-earth." In ''[[The Return of the King]]'', Chapter 6, "[[Many Partings]]", [[Celeborn]] addresses Treebeard as "Eldest."
   
'''Treebeard,''' also known as '''Fangorn,''' was the oldest of the [[Ents]] still left in [[Middle-earth]], an ancient tree-like being who is a sort of "shepherd of trees". He has a very tall and stiff-limbed appearance, with bark-like skin and leafy hair. According to the books, [[Ents]] are much stronger than [[Troll]]s, as trolls are just crude imitations of Ents.
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== History ==
   
==History==
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{{Quote|Hrum, now, well, I am an Ent, or that's what they call me. Yes, Ent is the word. ''The'' Ent, I am, you might say, in your manner of speaking. Fangorn is my name according to some, Treebeard others make it. Treebeard will do.|''[[The Lord of the Rings]], [[The Two Towers]], Book III, Chapter IV: "Treebeard''}}
   
{{Quote|'''Hrum''', now, well, I am an Ent, or that's what they call me. Yes, Ent is the word. '''The''' Ent, I am, you might say, in your manner of speaking. '''Fangorn''' is my name according to some, '''Treebeard''' others make it. '''Treebeard''' will do.|''[[The Lord of the Rings]]:Treebeard''}}
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=== Before the Third Age ===
   
===Before the Third Age===
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Treebeard was believed to be the oldest Ent who ever lived. He was so old that he remembered the time of Elves teaching the trees to speak, recalling how they wanted to talk to everything. In the time when Middle-earth was merely a giant forest, Treebeard roamed the land, presumably with his love, [[Fimbrethil]]. But after the loss of the [[Entwives]], he and the remaining Ents dwelt in the Forest of Fangorn, isolating themselves from the outside world.
   
Treebeard was the oldest Ent who ever lived. He was so old that he remembered the time of elves teaching the trees to speak, recalling how they wanted to talk to everything. In the time when Middle-earth was a giant forest, Treebeard roamed the land, presumably with his love, [[Fimbrethil]]. But after the loss of the [[Entwives]],<ref>What exactly happened to the Entwives was something Tolkien wanted to keep a mystery, even to himself, but in one of his letters he said, "I think that in fact the Entwives have disappeared for good, being destroyed with their gardens in the [[War of the Last Alliance]]."</ref> he and the remaining Ents dwelt in the Forest of Fangorn, essentially isolating themselves from the outside world.
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=== Third Age and War of the Ring ===
   
===Third Age and War of the Ring===
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{{Quote|I do not like worrying about the future. I am not altogether on anybody's side, because nobody is altogether on my side, if you understand me: nobody cares for the woods as I care for them, not even Elves nowadays.|''[[The Lord of the Rings]]: Treebeard''}}
 
{{Quote|I do not like worrying about the future. I am not altogether on anybody's '''side,''' because nobody is altogether on my '''side,''' if you understand me: nobody cares for the woods as I care for them, not even Elves nowadays.|''[[The Lord of the Rings]]:Treebeard''}}
 
   
 
[[File:Treebeard_grabs_Pippin.jpg|thumb|220px|Treebeard grabs Pippin.]]
 
[[File:Treebeard_grabs_Pippin.jpg|thumb|220px|Treebeard grabs Pippin.]]
   
However, with the arrival of the [[Istari]] in the year [[TA 1000]] of the Third Age, [[Saruman]] came to Fangorn and befriended Treebeard, and would often visit him. The two would talk, discussing various subjects, with Saruman gathering information about the forest itself, and in particular its intertwining paths.
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With the arrival of the [[Istari]] in the year [[TA 1000]] of the Third Age, [[Saruman]] came to Fangorn and befriended Treebeard, and would often visit him. The two would talk, discussing various subjects, with Saruman gathering information about the forest itself, and in particular its intertwining paths.<ref name=":0">[[The Lord of the Rings|''The Lord of the Rings'']], [[The Two Towers|''The Two Towers'']], Book Three, Ch. IV: "[[Treebeard (chapter)|Treebeard]]"</ref>
   
As the years passed, more and more of the original Ents began to fade away, until only Treebeard, [[Finglas]] and [[Fladrif]] remained. When Sauron's shadow began to spread across the land once more, Treebeard and the Ents remained in Fangorn, continuing to tend the trees, and taking no part in the affairs of men, elves and wizards. However, they were brought into the war when [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]] and [[Peregrin Took]] escaped from Saruman's [[Orcs]]. Being the one to find them, Treebeard befriended the two, and, upon learning that Saruman was cutting down the forest for his war efforts, Treebeard called all the ents together for an [[Entmoot]]. After three days of deliberation, they decided to attack [[Isengard]], in an event known as the Last March of the Ents.
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As the years passed and with no [[Entings]] due to the loss of the Entwives, the number of Ents fell. Some Ents in their old age became still and silent, almost becoming tree like as they slumbered. Treebeard, [[Finglas]], [[Fladrif]], [[Quickbeam]] and around fifty remained, some younger, some older. When Sauron's shadow began to spread across the land once more, Treebeard and the Ents remained in Fangorn, continuing to tend the trees, and taking no part in the affairs of Men, Elves and Wizards. However, they were brought into the war when [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]] and [[Peregrin Took]] escaped from Saruman's [[Orcs]], became lost in Fangorn Forest and befriended Treebeard. Upon learning that Saruman was cutting down the forest to power his war effort, an angry Treebeard called all the ents together for an [[Entmoot]]. After three days of deliberation, they decided to attack [[Isengard]], in an event known as the Last March of the Ents.<ref name=":0" />
   
Leading the attack, Treebeard helped to bring down its walls and utterly destroyed it, save the tower of [[Orthanc]] and Saruman himself.  Once Isengard was cleansed, Treebeard remained to guard over Saruman, but was ultimately unable to keep him, due to the power of Saruman's voice and the fact that Treebeard could not bear to lock any living thing up.
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Leading the attack, Treebeard helped to bring down Isengard's walls and utterly destroy them, save the tower of [[Orthanc]] and Saruman himself who sat in his tower with his manservant [[Grima Wormtongue]]. The Ents also broke the dam wall which had starved the once green and beautiful [[Wizards Vale]] of all its water, flooding Saruman's pits, mines, and machines of war.<ref>[[The Lord of the Rings|''The Lord of the Rings'']], [[The Two Towers|''The Two Towers'']], Book Three, Ch. IX: "[[Flotsam and Jetsam]]"</ref> Once Isengard was cleansed, Treebeard remained to guard over Saruman, but was ultimately unable to keep him, due to the power of Saruman's voice and the fact that Treebeard could not bear to lock any living thing up.<ref name=":1">[[The Lord of the Rings|''The Lord of the Rings'']], [[The Return of the King|''The Return of the King'']], Book Six, Ch. VI: "[[Many Partings]]"</ref>
   
===After the War of the Ring and Beyond===
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=== After the War of the Ring and Beyond ===
   
After [[Aragorn]] was crowned king, he promised Treebeard that the Ents could prosper again and spread to new lands with the threat of [[Mordor]] gone, and renew their search for the Entwives.  However, Treebeard sadly lamented that forests may spread once more, but the Ents would not, predicting that the few remaining Ents would remain in Fangorn forest until they slowly dwindled in number.  However, he still held some hope for finding the Entwives, as he asked Merry and Pippin to watch for them near the Shire, and to bring word if they were to find them.
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After [[Aragorn]] was crowned king, he promised Treebeard that the Ents could prosper again and spread to new lands with the threat of [[Mordor]] gone, and renew their search for the Entwives.  However, Treebeard sadly lamented that forests may spread once more, but the Ents would not, predicting that the few remaining Ents would remain in Fangorn forest until they slowly dwindled in number.  However, he still held some hope for finding the Entwives, as he asked Merry and Pippin to watch for them near the Shire, and to bring word if they were to find them.<ref name=":1" />
   
Treebeard's ultimate fate is not known.  While he aged very slowly and was extremely long-lived, he was not immortal.  He most likely underwent the same fate of all the Ents: eventually settling down in one place, growing roots and leaves, and essentially becoming a tree himself, ceasing conscious thought.
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Treebeard's ultimate fate is not known. While he aged very slowly and was extremely long-lived, he was not immortal.{{Fact}}He most likely underwent the same fate of all the Ents: eventually settling down in one place, growing roots and leaves, and essentially becoming a tree himself, ceasing conscious thought.
   
In her final words to Treebeard during their parting at [[Isengard]], [[Galadriel]] says she will "Not [see him] in Middle-earth, nor until the lands that lie under the wave are lifted up again.  Then in the willow-meads of [[Nan-tathren]] we may meet in the spring.  Farewell!" This suggests that in the future, perhaps after the [[Dagor Dagorath]], when the lands of [[Beleriand]] will be recovered again, Treebeard and, possibly all the other Ents, will awaken again and that he will meet her again in Nan-Tathren.
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In her final words to Treebeard during their parting at [[Isengard]], [[Galadriel]] said she would "Not [see him] in Middle-earth, nor until the lands that lie under the wave are lifted up again. Then in the willow-meads of [[Nan-tathren]] we may meet in the spring. Farewell!" This suggests that in the future, perhaps after the [[Dagor Dagorath]], when the lands of [[Beleriand]] will be recovered again, Treebeard and, possibly all the other Ents, will awaken again and that he will meet her again in Nan-Tathren.<ref name=":1" />
   
[[File:Treebeard2.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Treebeard.]]
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== Portrayal in adaptations ==
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[[File:Treebeard2.jpg|thumb|225x225px|Treebeard.]]
==Appearance in adaptations==
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=== Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy ===
===Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy===
 
   
 
{{Quote|Side? I am on no one's side, because no one is on ''my'' side.|''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]''}}
 
{{Quote|Side? I am on no one's side, because no one is on ''my'' side.|''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]''}}
 
In [[Peter Jackson]]'s films ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (film)|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]'' ([[2002]]) and ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (film)|The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]'' ([[2003]]), Treebeard is a combination of a large animatronic model and a [[wikipedia:computer generated imagery|CGI]] construct; his voice is performed by [[John Rhys-Davies]], who also plays [[Gimli]].
 
In [[Peter Jackson]]'s films ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (film)|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]'' ([[2002]]) and ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (film)|The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]'' ([[2003]]), Treebeard is a combination of a large animatronic model and a [[wikipedia:computer generated imagery|CGI]] construct; his voice is performed by [[John Rhys-Davies]], who also plays [[Gimli]].
   
In the movie [[The Two Towers (film)|''The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'' (2002)]], the Ents at the Entmoot initially decline Merry and Pippin's request for help. Treebeard is carrying the hobbits through the forest, when Pippin gets an idea. He asks Treebeard to carry them towards [[Isengard]], because that is the last place [[Saruman]] would look for them. When Treebeard gets close to the forest's edge, he sees the devastation wrought by Saruman's orcs. The trees have all been chopped down to serve as fuel for Saruman's war machine. Treebeard then makes a momentous decision, and calls for the other Ents.
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In the movie [[The Two Towers (film)|''The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'' (2002)]], the Ents at the Entmoot initially decline Merry and Pippin's request for help. Treebeard is carrying the hobbits through the forest, when Pippin gets an idea. He asks Treebeard to carry them towards [[Isengard]], because that is the last place [[Saruman]] would look for them. When Treebeard gets close to the forest's edge, he sees the devastation wrought by Saruman's orcs. The trees have all been chopped down to serve as fuel for Saruman's war machine. Treebeard then makes a momentous decision, and calls for the other Ents.
 
 
{{Quote|Come, my friends. The Ents are going to war. It is likely that we go to our doom. The last march of the Ents.|''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]''}}
 
{{Quote|Come, my friends. The Ents are going to war. It is likely that we go to our doom. The last march of the Ents.|''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]''}}
 
 
They attack Isengard and manage to flood it. In the book, Treebeard and the Ents decide to attack Saruman without any such coercion. They were already most likely aware of this situation.  When [[Gandalf]] arrives at [[Isengard]] in [[The Return of the King (film)|''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'' (2003)]], Treebeard refers to [[Gandalf]] as "young master Gandalf".
 
They attack Isengard and manage to flood it. In the book, Treebeard and the Ents decide to attack Saruman without any such coercion. They were already most likely aware of this situation.  When [[Gandalf]] arrives at [[Isengard]] in [[The Return of the King (film)|''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'' (2003)]], Treebeard refers to [[Gandalf]] as "young master Gandalf".
   
===Video games===
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=== Video games ===
 
Treebeard is featured in ''[[The Lord of the Rings: Conquest]]'' in both the good and evil campaigns. In the first he appears in the [[Battle of Isengard]] level, where the player must deliver [[Gríma Wormtongue]]'s key to [[Orthanc]] to him. In the second, an alternate timeline in which Frodo took the [[One Ring]] for himself sees Treebeard killed by the [[Balrog]] known as [[Durin's Bane]].
 
Treebeard is featured in ''[[The Lord of the Rings: Conquest]]'' in both the good and evil campaigns. In the first he appears in the [[Battle of Isengard]] level, where the player must deliver [[Gríma Wormtongue]]'s key to [[Orthanc]] to him. In the second, an alternate timeline in which Frodo took the [[One Ring]] for himself sees Treebeard killed by the [[Balrog]] known as [[Durin's Bane]].
   
 
He also appears in [[LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game]], in which he is a playable character when one of the Hobbits is riding on his shoulder.
 
He also appears in [[LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game]], in which he is a playable character when one of the Hobbits is riding on his shoulder.
   
==Trivia==
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=== Voice dubbing actors ===
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*It's believed that many of Treebeard's mannerisms were based on Tolkien's friend [[C.S. Lewis]], a loud, bombastic man known for his powerful stride and overwhelming presence.
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*The Top Trumps card game lists Treebeard as being 17,051 years old.
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==Translations around the World==
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== Trivia ==
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*It's believed that many of Treebeard's mannerisms were based on Tolkien's friend [[C.S. Lewis]], a loud, bombastic man known for his powerful stride and overwhelming presence.
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*The Top Trumps card game lists Treebeard as being 17,051 years old.
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== Appearances ==
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=== Books ===
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* [[The Two Towers|''The Two Towers'']]
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* [[The Return of the King|''The Return of the King'']]
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=== Adaptations ===
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*[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers|''The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'']]
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*[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King|''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'']]
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|વૃક્ષ દાઢી
 
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This article is about the ent of Fangorn Forest. For the chapter, see Treebeard (chapter).


"Things will go as they will; and there is no need to hurry to meet them."
Treebeard

Treebeard, also known as Fangorn, was the oldest of the Ents left in Middle-earth, an ancient tree-like being who was a "shepherd of trees". He had a very tall and stiff-limbed appearance, with bark-like skin and leafy hair.

In Chapter 5 of The Two Towers, Gandalf calls Treebeard "...the oldest living thing that still walks beneath the Sun upon this Middle-earth." In The Return of the King, Chapter 6, "Many Partings", Celeborn addresses Treebeard as "Eldest."

History Edit

"Hrum, now, well, I am an Ent, or that's what they call me. Yes, Ent is the word. The Ent, I am, you might say, in your manner of speaking. Fangorn is my name according to some, Treebeard others make it. Treebeard will do."
The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book III, Chapter IV: "Treebeard

Before the Third Age Edit

Treebeard was believed to be the oldest Ent who ever lived. He was so old that he remembered the time of Elves teaching the trees to speak, recalling how they wanted to talk to everything. In the time when Middle-earth was merely a giant forest, Treebeard roamed the land, presumably with his love, Fimbrethil. But after the loss of the Entwives, he and the remaining Ents dwelt in the Forest of Fangorn, isolating themselves from the outside world.

Third Age and War of the Ring Edit

"I do not like worrying about the future. I am not altogether on anybody's side, because nobody is altogether on my side, if you understand me: nobody cares for the woods as I care for them, not even Elves nowadays."
The Lord of the Rings: Treebeard
Treebeard grabs Pippin

Treebeard grabs Pippin.

With the arrival of the Istari in the year TA 1000 of the Third Age, Saruman came to Fangorn and befriended Treebeard, and would often visit him. The two would talk, discussing various subjects, with Saruman gathering information about the forest itself, and in particular its intertwining paths.[1]

As the years passed and with no Entings due to the loss of the Entwives, the number of Ents fell. Some Ents in their old age became still and silent, almost becoming tree like as they slumbered. Treebeard, Finglas, Fladrif, Quickbeam and around fifty remained, some younger, some older. When Sauron's shadow began to spread across the land once more, Treebeard and the Ents remained in Fangorn, continuing to tend the trees, and taking no part in the affairs of Men, Elves and Wizards. However, they were brought into the war when Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took escaped from Saruman's Orcs, became lost in Fangorn Forest and befriended Treebeard. Upon learning that Saruman was cutting down the forest to power his war effort, an angry Treebeard called all the ents together for an Entmoot. After three days of deliberation, they decided to attack Isengard, in an event known as the Last March of the Ents.[1]

Leading the attack, Treebeard helped to bring down Isengard's walls and utterly destroy them, save the tower of Orthanc and Saruman himself who sat in his tower with his manservant Grima Wormtongue. The Ents also broke the dam wall which had starved the once green and beautiful Wizards Vale of all its water, flooding Saruman's pits, mines, and machines of war.[2] Once Isengard was cleansed, Treebeard remained to guard over Saruman, but was ultimately unable to keep him, due to the power of Saruman's voice and the fact that Treebeard could not bear to lock any living thing up.[3]

After the War of the Ring and Beyond Edit

After Aragorn was crowned king, he promised Treebeard that the Ents could prosper again and spread to new lands with the threat of Mordor gone, and renew their search for the Entwives.  However, Treebeard sadly lamented that forests may spread once more, but the Ents would not, predicting that the few remaining Ents would remain in Fangorn forest until they slowly dwindled in number.  However, he still held some hope for finding the Entwives, as he asked Merry and Pippin to watch for them near the Shire, and to bring word if they were to find them.[3]

Treebeard's ultimate fate is not known. While he aged very slowly and was extremely long-lived, he was not immortal.[citation needed]He most likely underwent the same fate of all the Ents: eventually settling down in one place, growing roots and leaves, and essentially becoming a tree himself, ceasing conscious thought.

In her final words to Treebeard during their parting at Isengard, Galadriel said she would "Not [see him] in Middle-earth, nor until the lands that lie under the wave are lifted up again. Then in the willow-meads of Nan-tathren we may meet in the spring. Farewell!" This suggests that in the future, perhaps after the Dagor Dagorath, when the lands of Beleriand will be recovered again, Treebeard and, possibly all the other Ents, will awaken again and that he will meet her again in Nan-Tathren.[3]

Portrayal in adaptations Edit

Treebeard2

Treebeard.

Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy Edit

"Side? I am on no one's side, because no one is on my side."
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

In Peter Jackson's films The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Treebeard is a combination of a large animatronic model and a CGI construct; his voice is performed by John Rhys-Davies, who also plays Gimli.

In the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), the Ents at the Entmoot initially decline Merry and Pippin's request for help. Treebeard is carrying the hobbits through the forest, when Pippin gets an idea. He asks Treebeard to carry them towards Isengard, because that is the last place Saruman would look for them. When Treebeard gets close to the forest's edge, he sees the devastation wrought by Saruman's orcs. The trees have all been chopped down to serve as fuel for Saruman's war machine. Treebeard then makes a momentous decision, and calls for the other Ents.

"Come, my friends. The Ents are going to war. It is likely that we go to our doom. The last march of the Ents."
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

They attack Isengard and manage to flood it. In the book, Treebeard and the Ents decide to attack Saruman without any such coercion. They were already most likely aware of this situation.  When Gandalf arrives at Isengard in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Treebeard refers to Gandalf as "young master Gandalf".

Video games Edit

Treebeard is featured in The Lord of the Rings: Conquest in both the good and evil campaigns. In the first he appears in the Battle of Isengard level, where the player must deliver Gríma Wormtongue's key to Orthanc to him. In the second, an alternate timeline in which Frodo took the One Ring for himself sees Treebeard killed by the Balrog known as Durin's Bane.

He also appears in LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game, in which he is a playable character when one of the Hobbits is riding on his shoulder.

Voice dubbing actors Edit

Foreign Language Voice dubbing artist
Spanish (Latin America) Maynardo Zavala
Spanish (Spain) José Antequera
Portuguese (Brazil) (Television/DVD) Guilherme Lopes
German Wolfgang Hess
French (France) Vincent Grass
Czech Jiří Zavřel
Slovak Emanuel Romančík
Italian (Italy) Carlo Baccarini

Trivia Edit

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  • It's believed that many of Treebeard's mannerisms were based on Tolkien's friend C.S. Lewis, a loud, bombastic man known for his powerful stride and overwhelming presence.
  • The Top Trumps card game lists Treebeard as being 17,051 years old.
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Appearances Edit

Books Edit

Adaptations Edit

TranslationsEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Boombaard
Albanian Pemëmjekër
Arabic لحية الشجرة
Armenian Ծառմորուս
Azerbaijani Ağac saqqal
Belarusian Cyrillic Древобород
Bengali ট্রিবিয়ার্ড
Bosnian Drvobradi
Breton Barvgwez ?
Bulgarian Cyrillic Дървобрад
Cambodian ពុកចង្កាដើមឈើ ?
Catalan Barbarbrat
Cebuano Kahoy bungot
Chichewa Mtengondevu
Chinese (Hong Kong) 樹鬍
Corsican Arburu barba
Croatian Drvobradaša
Czech Stromovous
Danish Træskæg
Dutch Boombaard
Esperanto Arbobarbon
Estonian Puuhabe
Finnish Puuparta
French Sylvebarbe / Barbebois (New translation)
Galician Bárbore
Georgian თრეებეარდ
German Baumbart
Greek Δεντρογένης
Gujarati વૃક્ષ દાઢી
Hebrew זקן עץ
Hindi ट्री दाढ़ी
Hungarian Szilszakáll
Icelandic Tréskegg
Indonesian Jenggot pohon
Irish Gaelic Féasógcrann
Italian Barbalbero
Japanese 木の髭
Javanese Wit jenggot
Kannada ಟ್ರೀ ಗಡ್ಡ
Kazakh Ағаш сақал (Cyrillic) Ağaş saqal (Latin)
Korean 나무수염
Kurdish Darrî (Kurmanji Kurdish)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Дарак сакал
Laotian ເປັນໄມ້ຢືນຕົ້ນຈັບຫນວດ
Latin Arborbarbam
Latvian Koksbārda
Lithuanian Medisbarzda
Malaysian Pokokjanggut
Marathi वृक्ष दाढी
Macedonian Cyrillic дрвобрада
Manx Faasaagbilley ?
Mongolian Cyrillic мод сахал
Nepalese वृक्ष दाढी
Norwegian Treskjegg
Persian چوب ریش
Polish Drzewiec
Portuguese Barbárvore (Brazilian Portuguese)

Barba de Árvore (Portugal)

Punjabi ਟ੍ਰੀਿ ਬੀਅਰਡ
Romanian Copacbarba
Russian Древень
Scottish Gaelic Feusagcraobh ?
Serbian Дрвобради (Cyrillic) Drvobradi (Latin)
Sinhalese රුක් රැවුල
Slovak Stromobrad
Slovenian Drevobrada
Somalian Geedgadhka
Spanish (Spain and Latin America) Bárbol
Sundanese Tangkal Janggot
Swahili Mtindevu
Swedish Lavskägge
Tamil மரம் தாடி
Telugu చెట్టు గడ్డం
Thai ทรีเบียร์ด
Turkish Ağaçsakal
Ukrainian Cyrillic Дре́влен
Uzbek Дарахт соқол (Cyrillic) Daraxt soqol (Latin)
Vietnamese Câyrâu
Xhosa Umthi ndevu
Yiddish טרעעבעאַרד
Zulu Isihlahla sentshebe


Ents
Beechbone | Bregalad (Quickbeam) | Fangorn (Treebeard) | Fimbrethil (Wandlimb) | Finglas (Leaflock) | Fladrif (Skinbark)


References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Ch. IV: "Treebeard"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Ch. IX: "Flotsam and Jetsam"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Six, Ch. VI: "Many Partings"
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