The Oak of King Hans


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Kong Hans Eg

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Sjælland, Lolland Kommune
Knuthenborg Gods. Svanesøvejen. Kong Hans Eg.
54;49.33N+11;30.60E

Google Earth coordinates:
54.8222 11.5100    Guide

Maximum age:
500

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
It is unknown why this oak is called Kong Hans Eg. King Hans lived in the period of 1455-1513.

Value:
Notable within a region

Web page:
http://parkogsafari.knuthenborg.dk/?page=start

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

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (08-03-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (08-03-2008)