How the age of a tree is measured?

@dan1107 (343)
India
November 26, 2006 10:32pm CST
i think they have some special technic to calculate this.
7 responses
@yorb24 (2181)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Yeah something to do with the rings. You'd have to cut the tree and look at the number of rings embedded in it.
@dan1107 (343)
• India
27 Nov 06
i dont want to cut the subject tree!
@3charmed (453)
• United States
27 Nov 06
You look at how many rings are in the trunk. I would hate to be the person who had to count the rings on really old trees. I would think it would get confusing.
• Pakistan
27 Nov 06
in trees light and dark rings are present.....a pair ov light and dark ring is counted as 1 year
• Canada
27 Nov 06
Yes there is special technique to calculate age of tree. I think they count thickness and round ring circles.
• United States
27 Nov 06
by the number of lines if u cut a limb and look at the lines i saw it on discovery chan
• United States
27 Nov 06
It can be done without cutting the tree down too. They have a drill like tube and you go at least half way into the tree. It doesn't hurt the tree and you can cut the rings in the tube section. Kind of like the ice sections they cut at the North Pole.
@cikedo (3487)
• United States
27 Nov 06
It's measured by the amount of rings on the inside of most trees.