The Kvindsnap Beech


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Kvindsnapbøgen

English name:
European Beech

Latin name:
Fagus sylvatica subsp. sylvatica

Locality:
Midtjylland, Skive Kommune
Sydkanten af Kvindsnap Skov ved Ørslev Kloster. Kvindsnapbøgen.
56;35.721N+09;12.876E

Google Earth coordinates:
56.59535 9.21460    Guide

Data:
Girth: 5,93 meter
Diameter: 1,89 meter

Maximum age:
500

Status:
dead

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
in the forest of Kvindsnap, the nuns of Ørslev Kloster were said to meet with munks, who then could pick a woman (snappe en kvinde). On the other hand, more recently, in the Whit week festivals were held at Kvindsnapbøgen.

Comments:
Figures from 1995.

Value:
Notable within the country

Web page:
http://www.miljo.viborgamt.dk/sw4658.asp

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

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (18-03-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (18-03-2008)