The Great Willow


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Storepil

English name:
Black Poplar

Latin name:
Populus nigra  

Locality:
Sjælland, Næstved Kommune
Herlufsholm. Storepil.
55;14.72N+11;44.87E

Google Earth coordinates:
55.2453 11.7478    Guide

Data:
Height : 36,1 meter
Girth: 7,5 meter
Diameter: 2,39 meter

Maximum age:
270

Minimum age:
265

Status:
HISTORIC, dead, nothing left

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
According to the legend the first three pupils of the school planted Storepil.Later on, when the pupils got their final exam they cut of a twig and brought it with them.

Comments:
Height indicated for 1892. Girth and diameter for 1900. Age indicated for 1954, when the tree fell in a storm. The tree was planted in the period of 1683-1688.

Value:
Notable within a region

Reference:
Florian-Larsen, P.C. & Lange, J. 1955
Storepil på Herlufsholm. En berømt Sortpoppel, Populus nigra
Dansk Dendrologisk Årsskrift, volume 1(3), side 270-275, København

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (21-12-2007)

Validation:
Well documented  (21-12-2007)

Images:
© R. Fratz 1885   Click