trees

United States
February 9, 2007 9:04pm CST
How can you tell how old a tree is?
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• United States
10 Feb 07
By counting the rings of a tree when you cut it down. You can count the age of it. You can also tell if it had a good growth for that year or not. The thicker the ring, the better the growth.
@harxian (671)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
yes they are all right you can tell how old the tree is through there rings i have read also that you can identify the old of it if the tree is standing on its own with plenty of side branches growing from the trunk,then every 25mm.of girths equals one year of growth but it would be easier to look at the age of the tree is through the rings.
@emquinsat (1059)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
I know there are annual rings in the tree that would tell you how old it is. I think you can see that if you cut the tree and expose the branch. I learned this fro my elementary science class and I can't recall the exact way of knowing how old a tree is. But I hope this helps.
@yueliu (1623)
• China
10 Feb 07
by seeing the annual ring.annual ring enhanced year by year
@fliffy555 (1045)
10 Feb 07
If the tree has been cut down you can actually count the rings inside the trunk of the tree (if you ever seen a sawn down tree have a look... each ring represent like 5 years or something i think... you will also notice that the rings in the middle are closer because the tree grows quicker at its younger age than it does once it becomes older