The Chestnut of Holberg


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Holbergs Kastanie

English name:
Common Horse-chestnut

Latin name:
Aesculus hippocastanum  

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Københavns Kommune
Provstegården, Fiolstræde 8. Holbergs Kastanie.
55;40.814N+12;34.401E  (position verified 09-02-2008)

Google Earth coordinates:
55.68023 12.57335    Guide

Maximum age:
234

Status:
HISTORIC, dead, nothing left

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Holbergs Kastanie is probably one of the 2500 horse-chestnuts which in 1720 were bought to the parks and gardens of king Frederik IV.

Comments:
Holbergs Kastanie was felled on the 23.November 1954. Figures from 1954. The modern successor of Holbergs Kastanie was planted in 1950.

Value:
Notable within a region

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

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (09-03-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (09-03-2008)