The King Oak of Bornholm


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Den Bornholmske Kongeeg

Alternative Danish names:
Skovkongen

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Bornholms Regionskommune
Hallegård Skov, ca. 1,5 km NØ for Kællingeby. Den Bornholmske Kongeeg.
55;03.475N+15;01.865E

Google Earth coordinates:
55.05792 15.03108    Guide

Maximum age:
270

Minimum age:
260

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
One of the largest oak trees on the island of Bornholm. It probably germinated in the 1730s. Progeny of this oak grow in the forest of Almindingen.

Comments:
Figures from 2009. Also known as Skovkongen.

Value:
PROTECTED, notable within a region

Web page:
http://www.spor.dk/Her_ligger_Sporene/Bornholm/Store_Hallegaard.aspx

Reference:
Siemonsen, J.D. 2009
Skovkongen i Bodilsker
Personlig indrapportering

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (27-10-2009)

Validation:
Well documented  (01-11-2009)