Sunday, March 15, 2009

"Svalebøgen", a Large Beech
Djursland, East Jutland

One of Denmark's many old trees:

In a village Gjerrild on the northern part of Djursland is a large beech, named "Svalebøgen". It is probably a so-called Mouse -Beech, i.e. several seeds germinated from a mouse store. The tree is about 300 years old and has a circumference of 12,52 m. "Svalebøgen" is considered the landmark of Gjerrild.

photo 2004: gb

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