It is no secret that J.R.R. Tolkien loved trees. In an interview he admitted that he had always wanted to know what it was like to be a tree. Since watching that interview, I have come to imagine Fangorn as a woody version of J.R.R. Tolkien!
Unfortunately, his favorite tree (a Black Pine at the Oxford University Botanic Garden) was destroyed by a storm early this year and had to be chopped down. Below is a link to a video showing what happened to the tree. I actually find it a bit painful/uncomfortable to watch because of how old the tree was (it was at least 200 years old) and its sentimental significance to Tolkien, so watch at your own risk.