Climate change caused empire's fall, tree rings reveal
(Phys.org) —A handful of tree ring samples stored in an old cigar box have shed unexpected light on the ancient world, thanks to research by archaeologist Sturt Manning and collaborators at Cornell, Arizona, ...
Fire survivors: How do forest management strategies used to combat wildfires impact tree growth?
In an effort to combat destructive wildfires, forestry management professionals began using techniques such as thinning or methodically setting fire to dead branches and twigs that could set off a big blaze.
Tree ring sampling shows cold spells in Eastern Europe led to unrest over past thousand years
Tree-ring science takes on the modern age
Whether it's learning how forests respond to environmental change or answering questions about the history of ancient cultures, trees continue to be a solid source of information for many kinds of researchers.
Lord of the tree rings
Trees are outstanding historians. In fact, scientists dating back to Leonardo da Vinci recognized the value of trees. While others had figured out that you could determine the age of a tree by counting its ...
4,000-year study supports use of prescribed burns in Southern Appalachians
A new study reconstructing thousands of years of fire history in the southern Appalachians supports the use of prescribed fire, or controlled burns, as a tool to reduce the risk of wildfires, restore and maintain forest health ...