The Oak of the Englishman


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Englænderegen

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune
Jægersborg Dyrehave, ved Magasindammen. Englænderegen.
55;47.755N+12;34.440E  (position verified 13-04-2008)

Google Earth coordinates:
55.79592 12.57400    Guide

Data:
Girth: 5,46 meter
Diameter: 1,74 meter

Maximum age:
360

Minimum age:
240

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
In 1807 two English soldiers stole the regimental treaures and buried them by an oak NE of the Eremitagen castle, i.e., Englænderegen. On several occasions, the treasures have been searched for without luck, once even on request from Queen Victoria.

Comments:
Figures from 1995. Age based on Holten, Dansk Dendrol. Årsskr. 26: Fig.1 (1998).

Value:
Notable within a region

Web page:
http://www.raadvadnaturskole.dk/sw258.asp

Reference:
Qvistorff, H.V. 1995
Berømte danske træer. 66 træer og deres historie, side 96pp, Danmarks Radios Forlag. København

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (03-03-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (03-03-2008)

Images:
© Knud Ib Christensen 2008   Click    Click