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A tree's age can be dated to within one year by "counting" the number of these rings that a tree possesses.
Most important for architectural history, this tool gives us objective (scientific) dates for a wide range of medieval buildings against which we can compare our ideas of stylistic change and technological evolution.
I have worked with him several times over the years, learning about the sample-collecting end of this process, and enjoying the thorough and nuanced histories that Chris puts together to synthesize his research with recorded history.
This spring, Chris and I decided to formalize this partnership in order to offer the local (Southern Vermont area) public a chance to utilize Chris’ expertise.
For further information, please find below a leaflet and two example reports for down load.
One on sampling of live trees on the Ancient Oak at Lullingstone Park and one on dating a timber-frame building at The Rock Inn, Chiddingstone.
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The following article is abstracted from The Biblical Chronologist Volume 5, Number 1. The science of constructing chronologies from tree rings is called dendrochronology. Modern trees are known to produce one growth ring per year. (The idea that ancient trees grew more than one ring per year will be discussed below.) Therefore, by coring a living tree and counting rings from the present backwards, it is possible to determine the year in which each ring grew. The bristlecone pines in the White Mountains of California live to extremely old ages, some in excess of 4,000 years.