Telperion was the first of the Two Trees of Valinor. It stood along side Laurelin, the younger of the Two Trees. It cast silver light over the lands of the Valar. The leaves of Telperion were dark green and enchanting while the flowers were astonishingly beautiful. At the end of the Years of the Trees, Melkor and Ungoliant formed an alliance and chopped down the Two Trees in an event known as the Darkening of Valinor. At its fall, Telperion released a seedling called Galathion.