Kongeegen, also known as the King oak, grows on the island of Sjælland, in Jægerspris North Forest. Some researchers estimate it to be 1400-1900 years old, making it the oldest living oak in northern Europe.
The taller trees around Kongeegen are slowly killing it, the grow site was originally an open meadow, which accounts for the short trunk and the low branches.
While Kongeegen was slowly rotting away, there was nothing sad or unnatural about the event, we spend the day documenting it, the tree didn’t seem to mind us being there, and we had a great time.
This is a recording of the tree using the Prometheus 1 synthesiser. Recording date 14.8.2018.