Burnt Ola (= Burnt Ole)


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Brændte Ola (= Brændte Ole)

Alternative Danish names:
Brændte Ole, Svedne Ola, Brændte Ola - WPDA site ID 334017

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Bornholms Regionskommune
Stamperegård, ca. 45 m N for vejen mellem Østermarie og Svaneke. Brændte Ole.
55;08.414N+15;02.643E  (position verified 13-04-2008)

Google Earth coordinates:
55.14023 15.04405    Guide

Data:
Girth: 4,9 meter
Diameter: 1,56 meter

Maximum age:
900

Minimum age:
700

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, polycormic

Legends:
In 1658, during the wars with Sweden a Swedish soldier, Ola Månsson =Svedne Ola, deserted. The year after Brændte Ola was hid by lightening and its hollow trunk was split in two. Inside the trunk, the burned body of Svedna Ola was found.

Comments:
Figures from 1995, refer to live part of trunk (= age 310-200 yrs based on Holten, Dansk Dendrol. Årsskr. 26: Fig.1, 1998). Originally Brændte Ole (Ola) was among the largest oaks in Denmark. Total age = 2x diam.of live trunk.

Value:
PROTECTED, notable within the country

Web page:
http://protectedplanet.net/sites/334017

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

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (15-03-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (15-03-2008)