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.

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  2. johncashman73 says:

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

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  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?

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  4. Bob says:

    Check out the Japanese stools at the Crown Prince Ceremony

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/japan-rings-in-new-era-as-naruhito-becomes-emperor-11489822

    Sent from my iPhone

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  5. Daniel Williamson says:

    Reminds me of this video.

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