Famous Swedish Vegetation2015
By Anastacia Sampson
In Sweden there are some special trees that have survived for many years. The following is about the oldest tree and the most ancient root system in this Scandinavian country.
The Pedunculate oak is Sweden’s oldest and largest known tree and referred to as Kvilleken. It is speculated that it is over a 1000 years old. As old oak trees have a hollow trunk, it is impossible to determine its age by counting the tree rings (tree rings within the trunk indicate the age of a tree). This oak tree is greatly aged and part of its trunk has begun to collapse. To reduce further collapse;it is supported by cables. The girth of the tree is measured as significantly expanding, even to this day.
This tree is also known as belonging to the family of trees known as the English Oak and is part of the largest tree species in Europe. They are acknowledged as being one of the longest living deciduous trees.
These trees are often implicated in mythology and are natives in most parts of Europe. Kvilleken is located in the Mariannelund locality, in Eksjö Municipality within Jönköping County. The land of the area surrounding this ancient tree is noted as being hilly and deep in forest vegetation. The official age record of Kvilleken is stated as being 115 years old at the dated year of 2013.