The Rags Oak (= The Togs Oak in Leestrup Forest)


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Pjalteegen (= Kludeegen i Leestrup Skov)

Alternative Danish names:
Kludeegen i Leestrup Skov, Den Kloge Eg

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Sjælland, Faxe Kommune
Leestrup Skov, ca. 650 m ad Leestrup Skovvej fra Strandvejen og ca. 50 m Ø for Leestrup Skovvej. Kludeegen.
55;10.72N+12;02.80E

Google Earth coordinates:
55.1787 12.0467    Guide

Data:
Girth: 5 meter
Diameter: 1,59 meter

Maximum age:
315

Minimum age:
200

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Pjalteegen is a holy tree or curing tree which will cure you, if you hang togs or rags of your own on it.

Comments:
Figures from 1995. Age based on Holten, Dansk Dendrol. Årsskr. 26: Fig.1 (1998). Generally known as Kludeegen.

Value:
Notable within the country

Web page:
http://sjaellandsleden.dk/?page_id=827&lang=da

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

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (23-11-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (23-11-2008)