Wood Scales


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14 Jan 2018 02:29 - +1080
What else besides forest fires can cause a tree scar?
14 Jan 2018 02:31 - +348
Why are the fall growth rings darker?
14 Jan 2018 02:27 - +223
Simple and informative. Thanks.
14 Jan 2018 03:31 - +88
If only dendrochronology was that simple.
14 Jan 2018 04:26 - +78
can you grow "ringless" trees in a controlled seasonless environment?
14 Jan 2018 03:28 - +70
It's weird to me that the "living" part of a tree is a thin layer under the bark and over the heart wood. It's like they're really just tubes.
14 Jan 2018 02:08 - +67
I thought trees grew from the inside out
14 Jan 2018 03:13 - +42
I'm not sure how I will ever apply this but I'll definitely mention it when I'm drunk "hey so what do you know about trees and shit?"
14 Jan 2018 05:25 - +17
The scar is BS. Tree won't regrow over the burned out top layer this fast. It would need many many years to cover the missed part. This is how it would look on cut https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-c6fryXcAETh5S.jpg
14 Jan 2018 04:32 - +16
If there was no seasons.... would there be no rings then?
14 Jan 2018 03:22 - +12
Scales?
14 Jan 2018 04:09 - +6
Why is that group of inner rings darker than the rest?
14 Jan 2018 04:41 - +5
Probably a stupid question, but is this the same for deciduous and coniferous?
14 Jan 2018 04:02 - +5
I thought this was a meme for a second and I was trying to figure out the joke
14 Jan 2018 04:20 - +4
So why's the middle darker and the outside lighter?
14 Jan 2018 03:21 - +4
This is really interesting.
14 Jan 2018 07:38 - +3
As the guy who always thinks of 30-year-old comic references I submit this: https://imgur.com/a/iPCIR
14 Jan 2018 05:01 - +3
So how do they date trees before they die?
14 Jan 2018 04:54 - +3
So what's the difference between the rainy season and summer/early spring rings? They look the same to me.
14 Jan 2018 08:10 - +2
So are the darker rings all the first year, or just the center?
14 Jan 2018 06:57 - +1
Very cool. Thank you.
14 Jan 2018 05:17 - +1
Xylem and phloem
14 Jan 2018 06:46 - +1
Everything about this except first year growth is wrong. It all depends on the tree species.
14 Jan 2018 05:27 - +1
I was always curious as to which ring represents which time of year, but never actually looked it up. Thanks, OP!
14 Jan 2018 07:16 - +1
"scar" part is misleading but meh
14 Jan 2018 05:32 - +1
Interesting tidbit, you can age fish the [exact same way](https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://aep.alberta.ca/fish-wildlife/fish-research-licence/documents/Standard-AgeingWalleyeinAlberta-May2013A.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjrj63B8dXYAhUJ7IMKHdX4AYwQFjAAegQIDBAB&usg=AOvVaw3p1mUgRDhFfYkO7RXcKWfZ) using their otoliths (i.e. ear bones).
14 Jan 2018 06:51 - +1
How poignant. I just watched an old episode of X-Files where they were talking about tree rings and one year involved some ancient bugs!
14 Jan 2018 06:01 - +1
Dendrochronologist here: that chart is bullshit...... Or rather, it applies to some tree species in some climates.
14 Jan 2018 07:08 - +1
If there was a real forest fire the tree would have died. Sceptical about that.
14 Jan 2018 06:18 - +1
What starts a new ring? Does the tree know its a season? Palm trees too?
14 Jan 2018 06:40 - +1
How "fat" can a tree get?
14 Jan 2018 06:20 - +1
I was literally wondering about this exact thing last night. More evidence that I’m living in the Truman Show.
14 Jan 2018 06:47 - +1
Now I feel like a scout
14 Jan 2018 06:26 - +1
Would there be less rings at the top then at the bottom?
14 Jan 2018 06:52 - +1
Is there any significance to the dark color in the center compared to the light color in the outer rings? Recently saw that in the wild and was curious about it.
14 Jan 2018 06:34 - +1
Why haven’t I learned this before??
14 Jan 2018 06:59 - +1
The inner dark colored wood is dead, the outter lighter color wood is alive and is where the transportation of nutrients/water occur until it too dies and becomes part of the inner, dark colored wood.
14 Jan 2018 06:36 - +1
We’ve got this exact diagram hanging up in our DT classroom.
14 Jan 2018 07:13 - +1
I swear this exact diagram was in a book I had some 10 years ago.
14 Jan 2018 05:04 - +1
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