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Dendrology or xylology is the study of wooded plants (trees, shrubs, and lianas) and the anatomy of wood (Wood anatomy or Xylotomy). Includes dendrochronology, i.e. deciphering environmental data in growth ring or any other type growth-records in wood .

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The wood wide web strengthening/expanding the heartwood of damaged pines

My grandfather told me about a practice: girdling/ring-barking (not sure which was employed) of pine trees in order to make the wood stronger. Now, he didn't give too many details, so I had to do some ...
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Is it unusual for populations of archaea to be found living inside trees?

The NPR News article and podcast Getting Fire From A Tree Without Burning The Wood begins with A scientist walks up to a cottonwood tree, sticks a hollow tube in the middle and then takes a lighter ...
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Winter is getting shorter and warmer. Does this mean deciduous trees can photosynthesise for longer and thus absorb more carbon dioxide?

As springtime is starting earlier this year, I wondered if that would mean deciduous trees had more time to photosynthesise and, therefore, they could absorb more CO2 or have longer periods to grow, ...
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Is it possible to estimate tree height from stump/breast diameter and species?

Kindly pardon my poor knowledge, my area of expertise is not biology. I am currently working on project where I have access to tree's stump and breast diameter and its species. We are trying to ...
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Is there any relationship between the height of a tree and the number of branches emerging from the main stem?

Is there any relationship between the height of a tree and the number of branches emerging from the main stem? I am particular interested in spruce or fir.
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How long does it take to extract a tree core for dendrochronological analysis

I'm going to do research in the tropics and am considering using tree cores for part of my analysis. However, for my planning: How long does it take on average to extract a tree core of a tree with ...
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Thin layers or laminae that make up a single summer band in tree ring, what are they?

I took the photograph below of some tree rings. Each division on the ruler is 1 millimeter: Each tree ring (the areas between the pizza crusts) represents one seasons worth of growth. The growing ...
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Is it possible for any impurities to get through the apple peel?

My parents always told me not to eat from the apple trees near the road, because some kind of bad toxic dirt might get through. This sounds to be physically possible but not really probable in my ...
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Why are tree rings the same if rainfall is different from place to place?

I have looked at data from rain gauges and usually the rainfall levels are very different from place to even. Even in adjoining towns or townships the rainfall can exhibit much different patterns. ...
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Does anyone know the explanation for branches with different flower colors (see picture)?

As you can see in the below picture, there's a branch with white-colored flowers, while the rest of the tree has pink flowers. I googled a number of questions but it is a bit complicated to formulate ...
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Are these birch or aspen trees?

I was just wondering if anybody could help me identify the trees in this image? I am confused as to whether they are aspen or birch, a mix of the two, or whether the brown/reddish trees are some other ...
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Why don't the apples seeds from grafted trees produce the same kind of apples?

As Wikipedia says: Grafting is a horticultural technique whereby tissues from one plant are inserted into those of another so that the two sets of vascular tissues may join together. In most cases, ...
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Is a Ginkgo tree a conifer?

I know Ginkgo is a gymnosperm, but I was wondering whether Ginkgo is also technically a conifer. I did a Google search, and found several confident authoritative-sounding answers. Unfortunately, those ...
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The biology behind tree pruning and hedge trimming

I read two contradictory arguments which both seem logical to me, related to the tree pruning and hedge trimming: You should prune/cut trees only outside the growing season, when the tree is "...
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