The dendrochronology of fire history
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Marvin A. Stokes
Editor(s): Marvin A. Stokes; John H. Dieterich
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

  • dendrochronology
  • fire
  • fire scars
  • tree growth
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Record Last Modified: November 16, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 16320


Dendrochronology, the study of annual rings in woody plants, has developed into a useful tool for a number of different fields of study. Based on the interaction of trees and the climate, it is possible to use tree-rings as proxy data in reconstruction of past climates and river runoff. It has been a dating tool of archaeologists. The value of dendrochronology in fire history research has the potential of providing important data over and beyond the dating of fire scars.

Stokes, M. A. 1980. The dendrochronology of fire history. Pages 1-3 in: Stokes, Marvin A.; Dieterich, John H. (editors), Proceedings of the Fire History Workshop: October 20-24, 1980, Tucson, Arizona. General Technical Report RM-GTR-81. Ft. Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 142 p.