The Beech of the Shopkeeper


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Kræmmerens Bøg

English name:
European Beech

Latin name:
Fagus sylvatica subsp. sylvatica

Locality:
Nordjylland, Hjørring Kommune
Slotved Skov, Kræmmerens Hus, Astrupvej 315, Sindal. Kræmmerens Bøg.
57;28.669N+10;09.880E

Google Earth coordinates:
57.47782 10.16467    Guide

Data:
Girth: 5,7 meter
Diameter: 1,81 meter

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, polycormic

Legends:
Named after a shop-keeper, who was robbed, murdered and burried near a large beech in Slotved Skov. Near Kræmmerens Bøg there is a so-called branch throw, i.e., a heap of twigs and stones thrown at the scene of a murder.

Comments:
Figures from 1995.

Value:
Notable within a region

Web page:
http://www.dkconline.dk/wincgi/dkc.exe?Function=GetLokalitet&Systemnr=188112

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)