00-05 Three fastigiate European oak trees (Quercus robur ‘Fastigiata’) are seen here in a group along with the typical form (00-02) and, slightly northeast, a hybrid Ware’s oak (94-07). All fastigiate oaks now in cultivation are believed to have originated from a single tree near Harreshausen, Germany that was spared due to personal intervention by Napoleon during the Napoleonic War of the early 19th Century. The original (ortet) tree now is estimated to be more than 600 years old and is called “the beauty oak of Harreshausen”. Its offspring, and their offspring, through the generations have contributed this upright growth form to many tree cultivars and hybrids.
39.819746 N, 89.659780 W (center of group)
Get walking directions here!