The Beech of Herthadalen


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Herthadalsbøgen

English name:
European Beech

Latin name:
Fagus sylvatica subsp. sylvatica

Locality:
Sjælland, Lejre Kommune
Herthadalen, formentlig nær Restaurant Herthadalen, NØ for Ledreborg Slot. Herthadalsbøgen. Geografisk placering usikker.
55;36.846N+11;56.603E

Google Earth coordinates:
55.61410 11.94338    Guide

Data:
Height : 19 meter
Girth: 5,34 meter
Diameter: 1,7 meter
Crown: 12,5 meter

Status:
HISTORIC, dead, nothing left

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Danish Hunting and Forestry Museum: etching B973-7, 74-7

Comments:
Figures based on the Schovelin etching and the average height of Danish men in the late 1890s (ca. 1,68 m)

Value:
Notable within a region

Web page:
http://www.kulturarv.dk/kid/VisKunstner.do?kunstnerId=2685

Reference:
Schovelin, A. 1881-1891
Mærkelige gamle danske Træer, navnlig Bøge og Ege, volume 1-7, side 21pp

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (18-11-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (18-11-2008)

Images:
© Axel Schovelin   Click