Taur-im-Duinath & the great primeval Forest of Eriador
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In the Silmarillion and its map of Beleriand, a great forest called Taur-im-Duinath is indicated to the southeast, extending southward off the map and out of the story. None of the action ever takes place there and no one is said to dwell there save "a few Dark Elves wandering".

The name is stated actually to mean "The Forest Between the Rivers", i.e. between Sirion and lower Gelion, which also passes well to the south off the map before it finds the Sea. Technically then Taur-im-Duinath properly only applies to that forest west of Gelion.

My question: is there at this time yet more forest continuing across to the east side of Gelion down there in its unexplored southern reaches? Was Taur-im-Duinath in fact the northernmost extension into East Beleriand of the great forests that in the Elder Days once covered the lands later called Eriador and Calenardhon, that Elrond and Treebeard described in LOTR, and that Tar-Aldarion and his successors decimated building ships for Numenor in the later Second Age? Was it from Taur-im-Duinath that Treebeard once in very ancient times emerged into Beleriand to walk in Ossiriand, Neldoreth, and Dorthonion (as he described singing to Merry and Pippin)?
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Taur-im-Duinath is almost due east of the Gwathlo. I doubt very much Tolkien envisioned it being directly connected to the great forests of Minhiriath and Enedwaith.
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