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Ross Lecture Hall, Mosholu Entrance, New York Botanical Garden

2950 Southern Blvd.

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Lecture: 3:00pm Sunday March 3rd, 2019, NYBG

Dendrochronology: Using tree rings to reconstruct past environmental conditions

Presented by Dr. Carolyn Copenheaver, Associate Professor, Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech

Abstract: Trees form annual rings in their stems and the width and characteristics of these rings reflect the environmental conditions during their formation. Thus, tree rings provide our longest historical records of past environments. This presentation will include three examples of applications of dendrochronology to uncovering the past: 1) a dendroarchaelogy study of logs from two log cabins in Virginia used to reconstruct human clearing of forests in the 1700s and 1800s; 2) a dendroclimatology study of sugar maple trees will reveal the complexity of tree growth response to climate and highlight the challenges of predicting forest response to future climate change; and 3) a dendrohydrology study using bald cypress to show the potential of using intra-annual density fluctuations to reconstruct historical frequency of flood events. These three examples will provide a glimpse into the potential hidden in tree rings for understanding the historical stability of our environment.

Banquet: ~4:30pm Sunday March 3rd, 2019 Emilia’s on Arthur Avenue

The Annual Banquet will take place immediately following the lecture. The banquet will be held at Emilia’s on Arthur Avenue. The price for dinner will be $30 plus tax and tip. The dinner includes appetizer, salad, and an entree with vegetables. Beverages will be provided by the society. Be sure to bring cash or a check made out to the Torrey Botanical Society.

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