Character: The White Tree
Source: Return of the King
Disclaimer: Tolkien created Middle-earth and all its history.
For over a thousand years the White Tree flourished in the Court of the Fountain, sapling of another that had stood a thousand years before it; that from the fruit of one brought over the sea, rescued from the waves that overwhelmed Armenelos... but now...
In spring it was pearled with pale dew, in summer, carved from precious ivory, limbs held up to azure skies; autumn hazed white boughs to gold, while winter saw it sparkle, rimed in hoar-frost diamonds.
The old tree was laid in reverence. The new... breathed sunshine, unfurled green and white silks... banners of the king-come-again.