The Lindworm Tree


Details in Danish

Danish name:
LindormetrŠet - Farum

English name:
Lime

Latin name:
Tilia sp.  

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Fures° Kommune
Farum Hovedgade, ved det gamle apotek. LindormetrŠet.
55;48,511N+12;21,622E  (position verified 27-04-2011)

Google Earth coordinates:
55.80852 12.36036    Guide

Status:
alive, weak

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Formerly the tree of the town of Farum. According to the legend a lindword is hidden inside or below the tree. The lindworm hauls once every 100 years and after 3 centuries it will break free and cause a catastrophy.

Comments:
The tree fell in 1987 and was cut down to 1.5 m. It is healthy and has formed a new crown.

Value:
Notable within a region

Reference:
Serup, H. 1996
I Christian Vaupells fodspor - registrering af bemŠrkelsesvŠrdige danske trŠer
Dansk Dendrologisk ┼rsskrift, volume 14, side 38-52, K°benhavn

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (03-01-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (27-04-2011)

Images:
© Hans Erik Lund   Click    Click