The Gildergreen is a holy tree found in Whiterun. It is worshipped by followers of Kynareth. Those who revere Kynareth sense a holiness about the tree.
This tree was planted near the founding of Whiterun itself. It is said to have grown from a sapling taken from the Eldergleam itself.
In 201 4e, the tree was struck by lightning. This severely burned it and many assume killed the tree. The pilgrims were devastated at the loss of the tree and have since stopped coming to Whiterun to worship the tree.