The edges of Carrodale forrest are more like a light wood that an ancient forest. Sparse oaks and sycamores announce the forest to travellers. The deeper you get, the larger, older and gnarlier the trees get. Some are so old and twisted, identifying them is a nightmare. There are rare species of tree in the forest, and the closer to the mountains you get the oaks and sycamores fall away to aspen and pine.
There are several small elven settlements in the forest, as well as a number of goblinoid tribes.