J.R.R. Tolkien - Fangorn Forest
Fangorn Forest
Background Information
Type Forest
Location North of Rohan
Other Information
Summary Last habitant of Ents
Other names Entwood (in Rohan), Ambaróna[1]
Inhabitants Ents, Huorn
Spoken Languages Entish

Fangorn Forest was a forest beneath the southeastern flank of the Misty Mountains.

It was known for being the last habitation of the Ents and Huorns. It was named after the oldest Ent, Fangorn (Treebeard). It is also called Entwood by the Rohirrim.


Fangorn Forest Map

Location of the Fangorn Forest

Fangorn Forest was actually just the easternmost survivor of the immense forest that spanned all of Eriador and Calenardhon in the First Age and early Second Age, but which was destroyed by the Númenóreans felling trees to build their mighty ships and Sauron's war on the Elves. Fangorn forest was the oldest part of Treebeard's realm, and to here the Ents retreated.

Third AgeEdit

Fangorn Forest

Fangorn Forest in the late Third Age.

On the late February of TA 3019,[2] Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took escaped from the Orcs that captured them and met Treebeard.[3] They persuaded him of the danger that Saruman poses to the Ents and their forest. The Ents took council and agree to march against Isengard. Huorns were sent to Helm's Deep to assist in the Battle of the Hornburg.[4]

On March 1, TA 3019,[2] Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli enter the forest and encounter the White Rider, whom they believed to be Saruman, but was in fact Gandalf returned from his battle at Khazad-dum.[5]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 法貢森林
Italian Foresta di Fangorn
Kannada ಫಾನ್ಗೊರ್ನ್ ಕಾಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ
Portuguese (Brazil) Floresta de Fangorn
Spanish Bosque de Fangorn


The name Fangorn means "Treebeard", from the Sindarin fang ("beard") and orn ("tree").[6] The Rohirric Entwood comes from the Old English Entwudu, from wudu ("wood").[7]

The Quenya embellishment of Fangorn Forest was Ambaróna.[1]

Places of Middle-earth and Arda

Middle-earth Locations:


Dunland | Ithilien | Rohan | Arnor | Ettenmoors | Gondor | Lindon | Minhiriath | Rhûn | The Shire | Mordor | Harad | Forochel

Forests & Mountains:

Amon Dîn | Amon Hen | Amon Lhaw | Emyn Muil | Erebor | Fangorn Forest | High Pass | Iron Hills | Lórien | Mirkwood | Mount Doom | Old Forest | Redhorn Pass | Tower Hills | Weather Hills


Angband | Barad-dûr | Bree | Caras Galadhon | Dol Guldur | Fornost | Helm's Deep | Isengard | Minas Morgul | Minas Tirith | Osgiliath | Rivendell | Umbar | Utumno


Cair Andros | Gap of Rohan | Grey Havens | Buckland | Enedwaith | Dagorlad | Dead Marshes | Fords of Isen | Weathertop | Argonath

The rest of Arda:

Númenor | Dark Land | Aman (Valinor) | Tol Eressëa


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Atlas of Middle-earth, Thematic Maps, "Index of Place Names"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Great Years"
  3. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter IV: "Treebeard"
  4. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter VII: "Helm's Deep"
  5. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter V: "The White Rider"
  6. Parma Eldalamberon, Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  7. Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings, Entwade, Entwash, Entwood

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