Trees – “Giant Organic Recording Devices”

Wood samples for research at the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research at the University of Arizona. Photo: Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times.

Today’s New York Times has an interesting article about dendrochronology and related fields of research.

You can read the article here.

Suzanne Ellison

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9 Responses to Trees – “Giant Organic Recording Devices”

  1. Wayne Cannon says:

    Please do not reference New York Times articles/links. They only allow you to see a very few per month and then they interrupt you after reading the first screen and insist that you subscribe to their online news service.


  2. johncashman73 says:

    Dendrochronology is all well and good, but please find information on dendrophrenology — the study of bumps on tree burls.


  3. Fred Beck says:

    This bit is crazy:
    ‘Trees hold other valuable information as well. Oxygen isotope analysis, for example, has unlocked the source of the water that a tree took up centuries ago and can determine whether it was from a hurricane or a severe thunderstorm’
    And solar flares? wow
    With all the correlation to climate change, I wonder how the quality of wood is changing for us? We’ve already experienced vanished species for over deforestation. But are the trees health and thereby our craft also suffering?


  4. Bob says:

    Check out the Japanese stools at the Crown Prince Ceremony

    Sent from my iPhone



  5. Daniel Williamson says:

    Reminds me of this video.


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