Cracked Rings

The tree’s age rings (or growth rings) are barely discernible here. That aside, did you know

The science of studying trees’ growth rings is called dendrochronology, which was developed during the first half of the 20th century by the astronomer A. E. Douglass, the founder of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the U of Arizona.  Most important, however, he discovered there was a correlation between tree rings and the sunspot cycle!

Jumping off on yet another tangent, for those interested in forestry, check out his detailed observations, Climatic Effect on Trees – it’s quite interesting!

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2 Responses to Cracked Rings

  1. Nice photo as always….not sure bout all the other info. I always thought the checks “cracks” was because the wood was drying-out to fast, that why people coat the ends with a heavy wax right after they cut the tree down.

  2. Beautiful!!! All the best in 2014!!

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