The Secrets of Tree Rings
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The Secrets of Tree Rings
What Our Trees Can Tell Us About the History of our Environment
In honor of the Arboretum 's 60th anniversary and the very first Janet Sinner Endowed Horticultural Speaker Series
Saturday, May 5
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
$10 member/$25 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
Arboretum Director of Operations and published horticulture author
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cornell Tree Rings Laboratory
photo NYS Historical Dendrochronology Project
Learn more about trees and time:
We first learn about tree rings as children- one ring for each year of growth- but who really pays attention to these rings and why do they matter? Join this fascinating lecture to learn what trees can tell us about the history of our environment!
photo Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History, University of Georgia
Brita will discuss her work as a dendrochronologist (a scientist who dates environmental change and archeological artifacts through tree rings), and overview her fascinating work with trees from the Midwest to the Mediterranean.
You'll discover how tree rings can help scientists determine historic temperatures, rainfall, fire events, and even health of the ecosystem.
photo Christopher Hall
|Alan will share more about the ecological importance of trees, and highlight some of the historic trees at the Arboretum.
||You'll leave with a new appreciation for these gentle giants and what they've lived through, and a new understanding of how to help them continue to thrive.
Limit 150, Snyder Building - Snyder Auditorium
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