The Beech of the Princess


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Prinsessebøgen

Alternative Danish names:
Prinsessetræet

English name:
European Beech

Latin name:
Fagus sylvatica subsp. sylvatica

Locality:
Nordjylland, Rebild Kommune
Rold Skov, SØ for Rold Storkro. Troldeskoven. Prinsessebøgen.
56;49.6N+09;49.6E  (position verified 23-01-2007)

Google Earth coordinates:
56.827 9.827    Guide

Status:
dead

Growth form:
"eye tree"

Legends:
A so-called eye-tree which the 3 Danish princesses Margrethe, Benedicte and Anne Marie crawled through in 1952 in a attempt to avoid rachitis.

Value:
Notable within the country

Web page:
http://www.skovognatur.dk/Udgivelser/Vandretursfoldere/atilaa/Rold.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  (08-03-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (08-03-2008)