The Beech of Bondo (= The Date Beech)


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Bondos Bøg (= Datobøgen)

Alternative Danish names:
Datobøgen

English name:
European Beech

Latin name:
Fagus sylvatica subsp. sylvatica

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Fredensborg Kommune
Krogerup, Humlebæk. Datobøgen.
55;58.37N+12;32.02E

Google Earth coordinates:
55.9728 12.5337    Guide

Data:
Height : 3 meter

Status:
dead

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
Known to unfold its leaves 1-2 weeks before other beeches. In 1914, forest supervisor O. Bondo cut the leafing date in the bark and he continued doing so the following 40 years. The earliest leafing was15.April 1945.

Comments:
Generally known as Datobøgen. Today remains only a hollow, burned stump.

Value:
Notable within a region

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

Reference:
Serup, H. 1996
I Christian Vaupells fodspor - registrering af bemærkelsesværdige danske træer
Dansk Dendrologisk Årsskrift, volume 14, side 38-52, København

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (05-01-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (05-01-2008)