The Spruce of Steffen


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Steffens Gran

English name:
Norway Spruce

Latin name:
Picea abies subsp. abies

Locality:
Sjælland, Næstved Kommune
Gunderslevholm Skov (Dyrehave). Steffens Gran.
55.327223N+11.595523E

Google Earth coordinates:
55.327223 11.595523    Guide

Data:
Height : 35 meter

Maximum age:
142

Status:
dead

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
In 1825, Steffen releived nature in a tree stump and the seed of the Spruce of Steffen germinated here.

Comments:
Geographic position uncertain. Figures from 1968. Fell during a storm in January 1968. The trunk is kept at The Danish Hunting and Forestry Museum, Hørsholm. In 1959, 40.000 seedlings of this tree were used for afforestation.

Value:
Notable within a region

Reference:
Neergaard, R.V. de 2008
Skovrejsning eller ikke?
Fonden for Træer og Miljø, volume 2008, side 27-29

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (12-12-2009)

Validation:
Well documented  (12-12-2009)