This tree is called "Ekebyhovseken". For a long time, the Ekebyhovseken (Oak of Ekebyhov) used to be Sweden's most impressive oak until a few winter storms severely damaged the tree's crown in the '70. Nowadays the crown is minimal, but still this tree manages to impress because of the large, undamaged trunk.
The tree is standing near the edge of a field, property of a horse riding school. From a distance it is immediately clear the tree is old, but the size can only be appreciated when standing close to the tree, as often is the case with big trees.
This is the largest oak of Sweden in volume.
A Swedish group of tree lovers has measured the volume of this oak in 2008: it was ca 84 m3. From this the trunk is 70 m3, the limbs and branches in total 14 m3. The measurement was done with a digital instrument.
The community of Ekerö can be reached easily using the subway from Stockholm to Brommaplan, and from there by taking the bus to Ekerö (passing along Drottningholm, the palace of the Swedish royal family).
Girth growth rateThe girth was measured more than once:
|Year||Girth@1.3 m||Girth@1.5 m||Measurement||Girth growth rate|
|2006||10.74 m||?||Jeroen Pater||-|
|2010||?||10.20 m||Tim B||-|