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Pedunculate oak 'Professor Karpinski Oak' in the National Park of Białowieża

This page contains specific information about pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) '4478', which can be found in the National Park of Białowieża in Białowieża (powiat of Białystok).

This tree is called "Professor Karpinski Oak". This oak is called Dab Professor Karpinskiego (= Prof. Karpinski Oak), as it is dedicated to this famous biologist and former director of the Bialowieza National Park, who was very important for the conservation of the forest and the knowledge about it. Tomasz Niechoda considers it as one of the most impressive oaks of the National Park.

The girth of the tree is 6.01 m measured at a height of 1.30 m (Jul 2011, Tomasz Niechoda).


The height was measured more than once:
YearHeightMeasurementMeasurement method
2011-04-2341.00 m Tomasz Niechoda, Jeroen Philippona & Leo GoudzwaardLaser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder)
2011-0742.20 mTomasz NiechodaLaser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder)

Each measurement can be done with varying accuracy.This tree was planted around the year 1700 ± 50, which makes it around 314 ± 50 years old (Jeroen Philippona, Mar 3, 2012).

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The photos are provided by Jeroen Philippona.

National Park of Białowieża, picture by Jeroen Philippona

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