The Reformed Chestnut


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Den Reformerte Kastanie

English name:
Common Horse-chestnut

Latin name:
Aesculus hippocastanum  

Locality:
Hovedstaden, KÝbenhavns Kommune
Den Tysk-Fransk Reformerte Kirke, Gothersgade 109-111. Den Reformerte Kastanie.
55;41.040N+12;34.522E  (position verified 09-03-2008)

Google Earth coordinates:
55.68400 12.57537    Guide

Maximum age:
318

Status:
HISTORIC, dead, nothing left

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Den Reformerte Kastanie was probably planted at the inauguration of the church in 1689. The German-French Reformed Church was build by King Christian the V's Queen Charlotte Amalie (1650-1714).

Comments:
Den Reformerte Kastanie was removed in 2007 - only the curved fence near the entrance to the church indicates where Den reformerte Kastanie once stood.

Value:
Notable within the country

Web page:
http://w1.1331.telia.com/~u133100120/danskinfo.htm

Reference:
Christensen, K.I. 2008
Den Reformerte Kastanie
Personlig indrapportering

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (09-03-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (09-03-2008)