The Cheating Planes


Details in Danish

Danish name:
De Forræderiske Plataner

English name:
London Plane

Latin name:
Platanus hispanica  

Locality:
Sjælland, Vordingborg Kommune
Marienborg Gods. De Forræderiske Plataner.
54;56,495N+12;12,337E  (position verified 18-07-2010)

Google Earth coordinates:
54.94158 12.20561    Guide

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
A knight carved the name of his fiancée and his own name in the bark of one of the planes. However, next year the bark (as usual in plane) had peeled off and their names gone = a bad sign, so the knight broke the engagement.

Comments:
Geographic position uncertain.

Value:
Notable within a region

Web page:
http://www.aabne-samlinger.dk/fuglsang/formidling/pdfer/Trae-rute.PDF

Reference:
Anonym 2008 ?
Træ-rute Storstrøms Amt (findes ikke længere på hjemmesiden)
http://www.aabne-samlinger.dk/fuglsang/formidling/pdfer/Trae-rute.PDF, Storstrøms Kunstmuseum. Maribo.

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (22-11-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (22-11-2008)