The Falcon Oak (= The King Oak near Ryde Station)


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Falkeegen (= Kongeegen nær Ryde Station)

Alternative Danish names:
Kongeegen nær Ryde Station

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Sjælland, Lolland Kommune
Nær Ryde Station, ca. 3 km NNE for Christianssæde Slot (Kristianssæde Slot). Kongeegen.
54;47.104N+11;22.373E

Google Earth coordinates:
54.78507 11.37288    Guide

Status:
HISTORIC, dead, nothing left

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Named Falkeegen because a pair of falcons built their nest in the tree. Generally known as Kongeegen.

Comments:
At one time the 4th largest Danish Oak and the oldest Oak of Lolland. Fell down in October 1915.

Value:
Notable within the country

Web page:
http://www.kslab.ksla.se/Brondegaard/amneskatalog/pdffiler/E/eg%20navngiven%20%C

Reference:
Extraposten 1977
Kongeegen
Extraposten - Nakskov, volume 25.3.1977

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (17-11-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (17-11-2008)

Images:
© Axel Schovelin   Click