Learn to Estimate a Tree's Age!
The Junior Naturalists Club met Saturday, February 17, 2012. One of things they learned was how to estimate the age of a tree!
Ever wonder how?
Take a look at the Junior Naturalists in action photos, and see if you can guess how they are estimating a tree's age. Then click on READ MORE... to see if your guess is correct.
As trees age they grow in height and width. As they grow, trees make a ring once a year when a new layer of wood is added to the trunk and branches. If you look at a cross-section of a tree you will see growth rings. You can estimate the age of the tree by counting the rings. The Junior Naturalists are applying their new knowledge to a freshly cut tree. If you looked close at the photos you can see the rings.
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Photo's by Mike Persichini