The King Oak on Dragongraven


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Kongeegen på Dragongraven

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Syddanmark, Fredericia Kommune
Fredericia. Trinitatis Kirkegård, Dragongraven. Kongeegen.
55;33.947N+09;45.928E  (position verified 06-11-2008)

Google Earth coordinates:
55.56578 9.76547    Guide

Maximum age:
171

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
In 1657, 500 Jutland dragoons were buried in Dragongraven. They would not surrender to the Swedish army - and they were killed.

Comments:
Age indicated for 2008. The tree was planted in 1837 by King Frederik VII (then a prince).

Value:
Notable within a region

Web page:
http://www.roennebech.dk/www_fredericiashistorie/html/fredericia/steder/a-g.html

Reference:
Rønnebech, E.F. 2008
Fredericias historie
http://www.roennebech.dk/www_fredericiashistorie/html/fredericia/steder/a-g.html

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (06-11-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (06-11-2008)