The forest was heavily damaged by fires and magical energies in the Gulimbor Cataclysm (996 - 1203). The departure of the khazarkars from Gulimbor allowed nature, over a very long time, to return the forest to its former splendor.
Today, Woad is twice the size of what it was during the First Epoch. At the southeastern tip of the jungle is the ancient ruins of Chal-Kazod. At the opposite corner of Woad are the ruins of Ing-Serold.