The Oak of King Hans in Nørreskov


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Kong Hans Eg i Nørreskoven

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Syddanmark, Vejle Kommune
Nørreskoven, nær Roms Hule, Vejle Stadions område. Kong Hans Eg.
55;42.87N+09;33.27E

Google Earth coordinates:
55.7145 9.5545    Guide

Data:
Girth: 5 meter
Diameter: 1,6 meter

Maximum age:
315

Minimum age:
200

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
In 1504, King Hans coveyed Romsgården to the town of Vejle. Romsgården was situated N of Nørreskoven. Kong Hans Eg may date back to that period.

Comments:
Figures from 2007. Age based on Holten, Dansk Dendrol. Årsskr. 26: Fig.1 (1998). Assumed to be up to 500 years.

Value:
PROTECTED, notable within a region

Web page:
http://www.vejle.dk/page20647.aspx

Reference:
Vejle Kommune 2007
Turguide til Nørreskoven
http://www.vejle.dk/page20647.aspx

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (06-03-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (06-03-2008)