The Oak of Baggesen


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Baggesens Eg

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Sjælland, Lolland Kommune
Christianssæde (Kristianssæde), Korod. Baggesens Eg.
54;45.704N+11;21.125E

Google Earth coordinates:
54.76173 11.35208    Guide

Data:
Girth: 5,85 meter
Diameter: 1,86 meter

Maximum age:
400

Minimum age:
290

Status:
HISTORIC, dead, nothing left

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Danish Hunting and Forestry Museum: etching B973-4. The Danish poet Jens Baggesen (1764-1826) wrote in 1787 the poem Landforvanlingen in the apartment inside the tree.

Comments:
Geographic position uncertain. Figures from the 1850s, age based on Fig. 1, Holten 1998, Dansk Dendrol. Årsskr. 26. The tree fell in 1870.

Value:
Notable within the country

Web page:
http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baggesens_Eg

Reference:
Vaupell, C. 1863
De Danske Skove, side 309pp, P.G. Philipsen Forlag. København.

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

Validation:
Well documented  (17-11-2008)

Images:
© Axel Schovelin   Click