After Sauron had been taken to Númenor and began to acquire power over Ar-Pharazôn, he urged the king to cut down Nimloth. When Isildur heard of Sauron's purpose he entered the King's Court one night, alone and in disguise, and took a fruit from the tree. Isildur had to fight his way out of the court; afterwards the king yielded to Sauron and had the tree felled.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"