The Oak of the Forest Ranger


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Skovfogedegen

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune
Jægersborg Dyrehave. Skovfogedegen.
55;46.747N+12;35.369E  (position verified 20-11-2008)

Google Earth coordinates:
55.77911 12.58948    Guide

Data:
Height : 13 meter
Girth: 10,3 meter
Diameter: 3,28 meter

Maximum age:
800

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Forest Ranger Johan Georg Weissler (1792-1854) used the hollow trunk as a chamber for his daily prayers.

Comments:
Figures from 1998. The 3rd thickest oak in Denmark.

Value:
Notable within the country

Web page:
http://www.skovognatur.dk/Udgivelser/Vandretursfoldere/atilaa/Jaegersborg.htm

Reference:
Holten, N.E. 1998
Kæmpeege i Danmark. En beskrivelse af de 30 tykkeste træer
Dansk Dendrologisk Årsskrift, volume 16, side 25-111, København

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (07-01-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (07-01-2008)

Images:
© Knud Ib Christensen 2008 - Ingeborg Frederiksen   Click    Click