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Studying Growth Rings in Trees

Studies of annual growth rings in trees provide a fascinating way to learn more about the climate of past years and decades. I’ve found that growth rings of spruce, fir and baldcypress include data about sunlight exposure in addition to the width data that is influenced by precipitation and temperature. The photo of the beau d’arc tree cross-section Continue reading…

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