Things of Middle-earth
A large landmark tree in the Party Field near Bag End.
There was a specially large pavilion, so big that the tree that grew in the field was right inside it, and stood proudly near one end, at the head of the chief table. Lanterns were hung on all its branches.
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 1, A Long-expected Party
'They've cut it down!' cried Sam. 'They've cut down the Party Tree!' He pointed to where the tree had stood under which Bilbo had made his Farewell Speech. It was lying lopped and dead in the field. As if this was the last straw Sam burst into tears.
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 8, The Scouring of the Shire
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