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Old 11-26-2004, 02:41 AM
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I'm interested in estimating the age of some live trees. I've found this
link: [Only registered users see links. ], which gives a
"growth factor" for several species but is not comprehensive.

White Pine (Pinus strobus) and Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginianus) are
two species for which I would like to find a "growth factor".



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Old 11-26-2004, 02:55 AM
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Bore into the trunk with a narrow-diameter hollow tube.
Extract it and eject the contents.
Then count the rings.
I saw this on TV.





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Old 11-26-2004, 03:14 AM
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Thanks, but there's some problems with that technique. First, I don't have
a tool that would remove a hollow core from these trees (The largest are
3.5-4.0 ft. in diameter). Second, its intrusive and I'd rather not bore
into the tree. Finally, I'd like to survey a hundred trees or so which
would make it impractical.

The "growth factor" method involves a quick and easy measurement with a
tape, and an estimate is all I need, not spot on accuracy.

Thanks again.


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Old 11-26-2004, 04:51 AM
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Maybe one could do a high-frequency echo (like done on pregnant women) and
then count the rings revealed.
Then calculate an algorithm based on a sample of trees, and then apply this
to the remainder.

The following:
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gives usual methods including the simple one (with picture) I suggested
before.

If you go the Google thing and type in "tree age" in the 'exact phrase' box,
a whole lot of links come up.
Good luck.


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Old 11-26-2004, 04:58 AM
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Also
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