The Weeping Beech (= The Beech of the Festival Area)


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Hængebøgen (= Festpladsbøgen)

Alternative Danish names:
Festpladsbøgen

English name:
European Beech

Latin name:
Fagus sylvatica subsp. sylvatica

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Egedal Kommune
Slagslunde Skov. Festpladsbøgen.
55;48.825N+12;13.145E  (position verified 24-05-2010)

Google Earth coordinates:
55.81375 12.21908    Guide

Data:
Height : 9 meter
Girth: 2,35 meter
Diameter: 0,74 meter

Status:
HISTORIC, dead, nothing left

Growth form:
freak, tortued

Legends:
On Whit Monday, festivals were formerly held at the festival area.

Comments:
Figures from 1965.

Value:
Notable within the country

Web page:
http://www.fnv.dk/naturparken/fnvnat01.php

Reference:
Holten, J. 1965
Vrange bøge på Farum Skovdistrikt
Dansk Dendrologisk Årsskrift, volume 2(2), side 161-176, København

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (14-12-2007)

Validation:
Well documented  (14-12-2007)