The Shooting Oak of Peter Liep


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Peter Lieps Skydeeg

Alternative Danish names:
Skydeegen

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune
Jægersborg Dyrehave, ca. 380 m VSV for Eremitage Vildthuset. Peter Lieps Skydeeg.
55;47.954N+12;34.158E  (position verified 24-11-2008)

Google Earth coordinates:
55.79923 12.56930    Guide

Data:
Girth: 6,94 meter
Diameter: 2,21 meter

Maximum age:
530

Minimum age:
400

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Named after Peter Liep (1837-1897) who dugout the oak as a shooting hideout. In 1862-90, he was gamekeeper in the Deer Park. Later on he became innkeeper at Kildehuset. In 1915, Kildehuset burnt down and was resurrected as Peter Lieps Hus.

Comments:
Figures from 1995. Age based on Holten, Dansk Dendrol. Årsskr. 26: Fig.1 (1998).

Value:
Notable within a region

Web page:
http://www.skovognatur.dk/Udgivelser/Vandretursfoldere/atilaa/Jaegersborg.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  (02-03-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (02-03-2008)

Images:
© Knud Ib Christensen 2008   Click    Click