The Hawthorns of Elverhøj


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Elverhøjtjørnene

English name:
Hawthorn

Latin name:
Crataegus sp.  

Locality:
Sjælland, Stevns Kommune
Elverhøj, ca. 1.35 km SSØ for Hellested Kirke. Elverhøjtjørnene.
55;19.038N+12;14.435E  (position verified 23-11-2008)

Google Earth coordinates:
55.31730 12.24058    Guide

Status:
alive

Growth form:
shrub, erect-ascending

Legends:
According to the legend the king of Stevns planted the Hawthorns on Elverhøj (Elf Hill) as a gift to the elves for their war assistance. It is dangerous to fell Elverhøjstjørnene (trees of misfortune).

Value:
Notable within a region

Web page:
http://www.aabne-samlinger.dk/fuglsang/formidling/pdfer/Trae-rute.PDF

Reference:
Anonym 2008 ?
Træ-rute Storstrøms Amt (findes ikke længere på hjemmesiden)
http://www.aabne-samlinger.dk/fuglsang/formidling/pdfer/Trae-rute.PDF, Storstrøms Kunstmuseum. Maribo.

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (23-11-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (23-11-2008)

Images:
© Hans Erik Lund   Click    Click    Click