The Navy Oaks at Krogdalshus


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Flådeegene ved Krogdalshus

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Gribskov Kommune
Krogdalshus, ca. 400 m VSV for Esrum Kloster. Esrum Skov, Grib Skov. Lord Nelsons Eg.
56;02,765N+12;22,275E  (position verified 20-07-2010)

Google Earth coordinates:
56.04608 12.37125    Guide

Data:
Girth: 3,84 meter
Diameter: 1,22 meter

Maximum age:
185

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
The so-called Navy Oaks (e.g. Lord Nelsons Eg) were planted after Lord Nelson conquered the Danish fleet in 1807. In 1810 the state wanted to make sure that there was sufficient timber for a new fleet 150 years later (1960).

Comments:
The figures are from 1995 and refer to Lord Nelsons Eg.

Value:
Notable within a region

Web page:
http://www.skovognatur.dk/Udgivelser/Vandretursfoldere/atilaa/Esrum.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  (28-02-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (28-02-2008)