The Oak of Niels Ebbesen


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Niels Ebbesens Eg

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Midtjylland, Århus Kommune
Nørreris Skov, Nørreris Voldsted. Niels Ebbesens Eg.
56;13.763N+10;02.672E  (position verified 13-04-2008)

Google Earth coordinates:
56.22938 10.04453    Guide

Data:
Girth: 7,5 meter
Diameter: 2,39 meter

Maximum age:
605

Minimum age:
460

Status:
dead

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Niels Ebbesen (?-1340) owned the medieval fortress Nørreris Voldsted where this oak grew. His father probably planted it to celebrate the birth of Niels. Niels became a national hero for the murder of the German bold count in Randers.

Comments:
Figures from 1995, age based on Fig. 1, Holten 1998, Dansk Dendrol. Årsskr. 26.When Niels Ebbesens Eg fell on the 23.July 1998 at 00:58 the noise could be heard within a radius of more than 1 km.

Value:
Notable within the country

Web page:
http://www.fortidsmindeguide.dk/Noerreris-Voldsted.ma006.0.html

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

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (18-03-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (18-03-2008)

Images:
© Axel Schovelin - Nordahl Grove   Click    Click