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Found throughout Middle-earth, but particularly associated with Brethil (which was named after this tree)
Various members of the genus Betula
From Old English beorc, ultimately deriving from a root meaning 'gleaming white' (a reference to the trees' pale and often silver-white bark)


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Silver-barked trees

Smooth-barked forest trees; the Elvish name for this tree, brethil, gave its name to the Forest of Brethil.

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