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.
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||-|