The Oak of King Christian V


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Christian Vs Eg

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune
Jægersborg Dyrehave. Christian Vs Eg.
55;47.938N+12;34.689E  (position verified 09-05-2008)

Google Earth coordinates:
55.79897 12.57815    Guide

Data:
Girth: 8 meter
Diameter: 2,55 meter

Maximum age:
710

Minimum age:
530

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Christian V was an eager parforce hunter and kept detailed notes on his hunts, e.g., in December 1698 he hunted for 12 days in Jægersborg Dyrehave.

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

Value:
Notable within the country

Web page:
http://www.skovognatur.dk/Udgivelser/Vandretursfoldere/atilaa/Jaegersborg.htm

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:
© Knud Ib Christensen 2008   Click    Click