The Firs of von Langen


Details in Danish

Danish name:
von Langens Ædelgraner

English name:
Silver Fir

Latin name:
Abies alba  

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Furesø Kommune
Nørreskoven ved Furesøen. Von Langens Ædelgraner.
55;47.23N+12;24.23E

Google Earth coordinates:
55.7872 12.4038    Guide

Data:
Height : 47 meter
Girth: 4,76 meter
Diameter: 1,51 meter

Maximum age:
230

Minimum age:
225

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
In 1763, the German forester Johann Georg von Langen was employed by the king to renovate the Danish forests. The trunk (42.4 m) is on display in the Danish Hunting and Forestry Museum, Hørsholm.

Comments:
Figures from 1995 - based on the two live trees. The height is an estimate.

Value:
Notable within the country

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

Reference:
Qvistorff, H.V. 1995
Berømte danske træer. 66 træer og deres historie, side 96pp, Danmarks Radios Forlag. København

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (29-02-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (29-02-2008)

Images:
© Knud Ib Christensen 1978   Click