The Oseberg keel timber has been felled
"This is the best forest in Denmark, and this tree is very the best in the forest," said Kolling Andersen. Geir Røvik, leader for the Foundation is also very pleased with the high quality oak. "Trees of this quality are rare to find these days. That is why we had to travel to Denmark to find the best timber for the keel."
The keel for the new Oseberg ship, as with the original, will be composed of two logs, with the Danish tree forming the longest section at 16,5 metres.
The keel timber: The giant oak has been toppled and the Viking ship builders are extremely pleased with the quality. (Photo: Peder Gjersøe/Tønsbergs Blad)