The Oak of Baggesen


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Baggesens Eg

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Sjælland, Lolland Kommune
Christianssæde (Kristianssæde), Korod. Baggesens Eg.
54;45.704N+11;21.125E

Google Earth coordinates:
54.76173 11.35208    Guide

Status:
HISTORIC, dead, nothing left

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Danish Hunting and Forestry Museum: etching B973-4. The Danish poet Jens Baggesen (1764-1826) wrote in 1787 the poem Landforvanlingen in the apartment inside the tree.

Comments:
Geographic position uncertain. The tree fell in 1870. Mentioned in Illustreret Tidende August the 27th 1863 pp 429, 430.

Value:
Notable within the country

Web page:
http://img.kb.dk/iti/04/pdf/iti_04_0434.pdf

Reference:
Schovelin, A. 1881-1891
Mærkelige gamle danske Træer, navnlig Bøge og Ege, volume 1-7, side 21pp

Reported by:
Bjerg, Martin  (21-01-2011)

Validation:
Well documented  (02-04-2011)

Images:
© Axel Schovelin   Click