The Date Beech


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Datobøgen

Alternative Danish names:
Bondos Bøg

English name:
European Beech

Latin name:
Fagus sylvatica subsp. sylvatica

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Fredensborg Kommune
Krogerup, Humlebæk. Datobøgen.
55;58.37N+12;32.02E

Google Earth coordinates:
55.9728 12.5337    Guide

Data:
Height : 3 meter

Status:
dead

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Known to unfold its leaves 1-2 weeks before other beeches. I 1914, forest supervisor O. Bondo cut the leafing date in the bark and he continued doing so the following 40 years. The earliest leafing was15.April 1945.

Comments:
Today remains only a hollow, burned stump.

Value:
Notable within a region

Web page:
http://www.skovognatur.dk/Udgivelser/Vandretursfoldere/atilaa/Krogerup.htm

Reference:
Serup, H. 1996
I Christian Vaupells fodspor - registrering af bemærkelsesværdige danske træer
Dansk Dendrologisk Årsskrift, volume 14, side 38-52, København

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (05-01-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (05-01-2008)