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Trees of Henter

The oldest trees in the village of Sântimbru are in the courtyard of the Henter mansion, which also tell about our past. Historical descriptions inform us that mansions had characteristic parks. Even in this case there was a several-hectare park with ennobled plants and a fishpond around the mansion. As part of this, ash trees, locust trees and chestnuts survived.


Common ash

(Fraxinus excelsior) 


Circumference at base of the trunk

Trunk circumference at 1.30 m

Estimated age

Egészségi állapot

16,50 m

3.54 m

2.42 m (diam. = 0.77 m)

approx. 175 years (presumably planted in 1848)

poor, 10% defoliation, fruiting is absent, trunk and shoot are damaged by biotic factors, the shoot has a xylophagous Phellinus fungus. In the crown, there are thin dry branches.


Result obtained with the ultrasonic tomograph: from the above tomograms it can be seen that this ash has the highest percentage of healthy wood (75%). The trunk is heavily affected by rot in smaller areas (25% - 35%) in the central part, but without any gaps or bark. 


The care proposal: tree maintenance is achieved through care, especially by removing dry, decaying branches that pose a risk of breakage/fall and damage. Where the tree is in an advanced state of decline and is due for removal, replacement with seedlings of hardy ornamental tree/shrub species should be undertaken to optimize ecological, aesthetic and recreational functions.

Evaluation study with ARBOTOM sonic tomograph, study made by Károly Magyarosi.

Frasin 2 Tomograma.jpg

Trees of Henter

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