The Conker Tree at Klosterkirken

In front of Klosterkirken (The Abbey Church), you can’t miss the magnificent conker tree (or horse-chestnut tree, Aesculus hippocastanum). Every time I admire it, I wonder how many marriage proposals took place under this tree… You can see the tree through the seasons, from spring to winter. (Click to see the galleries).

I don’t know how old is this tree. But we have proof it was already there in the early 1900s !

Photo : Fotohistorie.dk

And here are some details about the leaves and the bark, taken during a past spring. I love the light through the leaves, the scales on the trunk, the lichen on the bark…

Klosterkirken
Kirkepladsen 3
4800 Nykøbing Falster