The Secrets of Tree Rings


Secrets of Tree Rings header image, photo Brett Jordan/Flikr
photo Brett Jordan/Flikr
 

The Secrets of Tree Rings
What Our Trees Can Tell Us About the History of our Environment

(150-05-05-18)
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
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Featured Presenters
Alan Branhagen

Alan Branhagen

Arboretum Director of Operations and published horticulture author
Brita Lorentzen 

Brita Lorentzen

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cornell Tree Rings Laboratory
Program
 tree ring section, credit NYS Historical Dendrochronology Project
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!

holding a tree core sample_credit_Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History, University of Georgia
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.

Prairie Oak Tree, credit Christoper Hall
photo Christopher Hall
Alan will share more about the ecological importance of trees, and highlight some of the historic trees at the Arboretum.
Snyder Auditorium Lecture 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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