The Egede Oak


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Egedeegen

Alternative Danish names:
Jomfruens Eg

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Sjælland, Faxe Kommune
Jomfruens Egede, NØ for Øster Egede Kirke, nær Kirkevej. Egedeegen.
55;16.899N+12;05.591E  (position verified 15-07-2010)

Google Earth coordinates:
55.28165 12.09318    Guide

Data:
Height : 20 meter

Maximum age:
500

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Approximately 500 years ago, two sisters planted each an oak. One of the sisters died young as did her tree. The other sister got a long life, as did her tree, Jomfruens Eg or Egedeegen

Value:
Notable within the country

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  (23-11-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (23-11-2008)

Images:
© N.E. Holten 1998   Click