The oak is the oldest tree in the Wahner Heide, several hundred years old, but not really 1000 years old.
To secure the stand, an iron-reinforced concrete core was inserted into the trunk, which has been hollowed out for over 100 years, but has since broken out. Experts now believe that the oak is just as stable. Nevertheless, the area around the oak is secured with a wooden fence.
Since the tree has far exceeded its natural life expectancy, no "life-sustaining measures" have been carried out for several years.
For further details see kuladig.de/Objektansicht/O-85799-20140214-2.
Unfortunately, I don't have a picture because it was already too dark. But that can be found with other hikers.
January 3, 2017
The "millennial oak" died of natural causes. After it fell over, the concrete support corset was removed and a new oak was planted in the same place. The old tree remains in place so that it is easy to see how nature breaks down the wood over the years and processes it into humus.
July 14, 2021
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