The oldest tree in Denmark (= The King Oak)


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Danmarks ældste træ (= Kongeegen)

Alternative Danish names:
Kongeegen, Danmarks tykkeste træ, Europas tykkeste Eg, Europas ældste træ

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Frederikssund Kommune
Jægerspris Nordskov. N for Strandvejen. Kongeegen.
55;54.621N+11;59.356E

Google Earth coordinates:
55.91035 11.98927    Guide

Data:
Girth: 12,55 meter
Diameter: 3,99 meter

Status:
alive, weak

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
The first paintings of Kongeegen and Storkeegen were made in 1839 by Louis Gurlttt (1812-1897) on a request from King Christian VIII (1786-1848). Danish Forestry and Hunting Museum, litography 657

Comments:
Title of Gurlitt's litography (in translation): King Oak, 1000 years old oak at Jægerpris with a girth of 40 (Danish) feet.

Value:
Notable within the country

Web page:
http://www.kulturarv.dk/kid/VisKunstner.do?kunstnerId=526

Reference:
Anonym 2008
De Tusindårige Ege
http://www.kongfrederik.dk/main.asp?me=41&sc=3, Kong Frederik den Syvendes Stiftelse paa Jægerspris

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (13-12-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (13-12-2008)

Images:
© Leif Bolding 2008 - Louis Gurlitt   Click    Click