The Black Locust of Thorvaldsen


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Thorvaldsens Robinie

English name:
Black Locust

Latin name:
Robinia pseudoacacia  

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Københavns Kommune
Thorvaldsens Museum. Thorvaldsens Robinie.
55;40.586N+12;34.647E  (position verified 13-04-2008)

Google Earth coordinates:
55.67643 12.57745    Guide

Data:
Girth: 3,2 meter
Diameter: 1,02 meter

Maximum age:
155

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, polycormic

Legends:
Named after the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844), who may have brought the seed of Thorvaldsens Robinie to Denmark when he returned from Italy in 1838.

Comments:
Figures from 1995.

Value:
Notable within a region

Web page:
http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/

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

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (03-03-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (03-03-2008)