tree ring


Definition of tree ring

Examples of tree ring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Per CTV News, tree ring measurements from what’s now the southwestern U.S. show that plants endured cold, dry conditions. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Dec. 2021 The stories trees tell The width of a tree ring, scientists know, can indicate environmental stressors. Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Nov. 2021 In tree ring samples, scientists have pinpointed the great rush of sulfur dioxide pollution that began in 1942, when the first nickel smelter geared up to meet the Soviet Union’s need for stainless steel during World War II. NBC News, 28 Nov. 2021 Williams examines how drought and forests interact in the West, focusing on tree ring records and forest surveys. Julia Musto, Fox News, 3 July 2021 The tree ring looks like a little amphitheater, Vandermolen said. Gloria Casas,, 17 June 2021 The climate data gleaned from the tree ring samples fits closely with the instrumental record over the past 100 years. David Bressan, Forbes, 21 May 2021 The period from 2000 to 2018 was the driest 19-year stretch the southwestern United States has experienced since the 1500s, according to an analysis of tree ring data published in the journal Science in 2020. Drew Kann, CNN, 19 Apr. 2021 Use twine attached to the trunk of a tree to provide a guide in order to create an even circle around the trunk — the longer the length of twine, the bigger the tree ring will be, so adjust according to your needs. Tim Johnson,, 27 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of tree ring

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tree ring was in 1919

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21 Dec 2021

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“Tree ring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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