The Contorted Oak


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Snoegen

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Frederikssund Kommune
Jægerspris Nordskov, mellem Øllemosevej og Skørholmsvej. Snoegen.
55;54.270N+12;00.006E

Google Earth coordinates:
55.90450 12.00010    Guide

Data:
Girth: 8,9 meter
Diameter: 2,83 meter

Maximum age:
700

Status:
dead

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Already in 1842, the perculiar growth form of Snoegen was noted in the forest plans of Jægerspris.

Comments:
Snoegen died in 1991.

Value:
Notable within the country

Web page:
http://www.fortidsminder.com/nordskoven_jaegerspris/nordskoven_jaegerspris_oplys

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

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (05-03-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (05-03-2008)

Images:
© Ingeborg Frederiksen   Click