What about reckon age of old tree?

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What about reckon age of old tree?

Post by Miyis » Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:04 am



There is a old maidenhair tree near my home.

we need to know the tree's age , but we can't see the tree's growth ring, because municipality prohibit the people cutting trees .

please tell me , what about reckon age of old tree?
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Re: What about reckon age of old tree?

Post by Miyis » Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:15 am

Hi, everybody,today is my first time to here.

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Post by Poison » Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:20 am

I don't know a way of determining age without cutting it.
Anybody knows?
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Post by hurly » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:32 am

Counting age rings is the only way I think...

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Post by opuntia » Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:45 pm

How about Carbon-dating? 8)
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Post by Poison » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:22 pm

Good. As much as I remember, there are some radioactivity techniques too. But where to apply them? at your kitchen? :)
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Post by mith » Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:40 am

You don't have to cut it down, is there a way to take like a sample by cutting a small piece out?
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Post by Winter » Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:14 am

actually you may be on to something there mith. There is a technique known as 'boring' (i think) that involves making a hole in the tree.

here is a link for more info (thank google!)
http://www.treetures.com/Ringteach.html
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Post by opuntia » Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:44 am

Yeah, boring is a way.
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Post by ZakaSPFC » Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:17 am

you take a tiny crossection I dont know how you would do it though
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Post by opuntia » Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:37 am

But isn't that's quite impossible to do without harming the tree? :?
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Post by Plasma » Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:52 am

You should look up ways on the internet. :)

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