The largest tree in Denmark (= The Oak of Valdemar)


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Valdemarsegen - Corselitze

Alternative Danish names:
Valdemarsegen (Danmarks største træ?)

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Sjælland, Guldborgsund Kommune
Ca. 2 km fra Sønder Kirkeby mod Karleby, Corselitze Skovdistrikt. Skovbryn. Valdemarsegen.
54;46,569N+12;00,220E  (position verified 27-06-2017)

Google Earth coordinates:
54.77615 12.00367    Guide

Data:
Height : 25 meter
Girth: 9,35 meter
Diameter: 2,98 meter

Maximum age:
550

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Valdemarsegen contains 100 cubic meters of wood, corresponding to more than 100 Norway Spruces ready to be felled. It is uncertain which King Valdemar (Den Store, Atterdag, Sejr) the tree is named after.

Comments:
Figures from 1998. the 5th thickest oak in Denmark. The largest oak - and tree in general - in Denmark.

Value:
Notable within the country

Web page:
http://wwww.greatoaks.eu/glang/index.php?dzial=wyniki

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  (08-01-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (08-01-2008)

Images:
© N.E. Holten 1998   Click