The Oak of Lord Nelson


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Lord Nelsons Eg

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Gribskov Kommune
Krogdalshus, ca. 400 m VSV for Esrum Kloster. Esrum Skov, Grib Skov. Lord Nelsons Eg.
56;02,765N+12;22,275E  (position verified 20-07-2010)

Google Earth coordinates:
56.04608 12.37125    Guide

Data:
Girth: 3,84 meter
Diameter: 1,22 meter

Maximum age:
185

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Lord Nelsons Eg is one of the so-called Navy Oaks planted after Lord Nelson conquered the Danish fleet in 1807. In 1810 the state wanted to make sure that there was sufficient timber for a new fleet 150 years later (1960).

Comments:
Figures from 1995.

Value:
Notable within a region

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

Reference:
Qvistorff, H.V. 1995
Berømte danske træer. 66 træer og deres historie, side 96pp, Danmarks Radios Forlag. København

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (28-02-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (28-02-2008)