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Oak Tree

Quercus sp.

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KarenL 11 years ago

Spectacular old tree!
We planted around 100 trees last year, including a few oaks - red, white, sawtooth & burr. They are all only 12 - 15' tall so we are unlikely to see any kind of grandeur from them in our lifetime but I like to think that people in 100 years will appreciate them - unless of course our land is a sub-division by then!

tichols 11 years ago

It's called Christian the Fifth's Oak - and its over 1,7m in diameter.
It is so called because the danish king (Christian) was out fox hunting on oct. 19 1698, and had caught a red deer by this tree. The deer gored him with its antlers, and he died 6 months later from the wounds.
The tree is very much alive, and shows no signs of rot yet - I have occasionationaly spotted a raven in this tree, otherwise its just normal smaller birds

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

L:ovely old tree, I wonder what animal or bird uses it the most?

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Region Hovedstaden, Denmark

Spotted on Dec 26, 2011
Submitted on Jan 12, 2012

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