The Oak of Klopstock


Details in Danish

Danish name:
Klopstocks Eg

English name:
English Oak

Latin name:
Quercus robur subsp. robur

Locality:
Hovedstaden, Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune
Lyngby Åmose, Prinsessestien. Klopstocks Eg.
55;46.734N+12;28.022E  (position verified 13-04-2008)

Google Earth coordinates:
55.77883 12.46703    Guide

Data:
Girth: 6,05 meter
Diameter: 1,93 meter

Maximum age:
800

Status:
alive

Growth form:
tree, monocormic

Legends:
The name honours the German poet Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724-1803). He lived in Denmark in the period of 1751-1770/1771 on invitation by the King Frederik V and had his summer residence near Kgs. Lyngby.

Value:
PROTECTED, notable within the country

Web page:
http://www.rejseavisen.dk/Danmark-Gennem-Moelleaadalen.html

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

Reported by:
Christensen, Knud Ib  (02-03-2008)

Validation:
Well documented  (02-03-2008)