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How can we tell the age of a tree?

by Red Brick  |  5 years, 7 month(s) ago

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How can we tell the age of a tree?

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    Yes, indeed one can tell the age of a tree but not by just looking at it. When the trunk of a tree is cut sideways, the number of annular rings in its trunk indicates its age. These rings are formed due to uneven growth of the trunk in different seasons from summer to winter. But, to count these rings it is not necessary to cut the trunk. A small cylindrical section can be obtained with the help of certain kind of drilling machines.The age of such very old trees is determined by radio carbon dating method.

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