The tales trees tell – from history to climate change

Wednesday, November 17, 2021


Melanie Stetson Freeman Peter Brewer, curator of collections at the Tree-Ring Lab at the University of Arizona, stands by a tree slab from a giant sequoia, in Tucson, Oct. 15, 2021. This slab shows evidence of wildfires. Scientists can use tree rings to study many things, including fires, climate change, and how the jet stream changed after the Industrial Revolution.

The Christian Science Monitor visited Dr. Valerie Trouet and Dr. Pete Brewer to learn how dendrochronology can help inform sound climate change actions. 

Read the full article here.