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The arms of House Tallhart include three sentinels.

Sentinel is a type of tall coniferous evergreen tree in Westeros. It has grey-green needles[1] and produces a sweet, sticky sap from its thick trunk.[2] Sentinels have a sharp piney smell.[3][4]

Sentinel trees are common in the north,[1] including the wolfswood[5] and the northern mountains,[6] and in the haunted forest in the lands beyond the Wall.[2][7] Sentinels are also found in the crownlands,[8] the riverlands,[4][9] the rainwood in the stormlands,[10][11] and the slopes of the Giant's Lance in the Vale of Arryn.[12]


Three green sentinel trees are used on the coat-of-arms of House Tallhart.[13] Sentinel Stand is an abandoned castle of the Night's Watch along the Wall; it is unknown if it is named after the tree.


Bran Stark once slept overnight in the tallest sentinel in the godswood of Winterfell.[14] Theon Greyjoy lost his virginity when he slept with a woman beneath the tree.[15]

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A Game of Thrones

While ranging beyond the Wall, Will climbs a sentinel and observes Ser Waymar Royce being slain by Others.[16]

A Clash of Kings

During the capture of Winterfell, Summer climbs a tall sentinel in a failed attempt to escape the castle's godswood.[3] Theon Greyjoy passes sentinels in the wolfswood during his search for the missing Bran and Rickon Stark.[5]

A Storm of Swords

Jarl begins his attempted ascent of the Wall by climbing a sentinel.[17]


Sentinels and soldier pines rose all around them, towering green-clad spears thrusting toward the sky. The forest floor was a bed of fallen needles as thick as a castle wall, littered with pinecones.[18]

—thoughts of Brienne Tarth

The soldier pines and sentinels wore thick white coats, and icicles draped the bare brown limbs of the broadleafs.[19]

—thoughts of Jon Snow