My mission was born from an overwhelming need among dendrochronologists for a permanent repository of information that was free to the public, easily understandable, and as comprehensive as humanly possible.Come back and visit from time to time to learn more about new or updated software, new educational tools, new institutions conducting tree-ring research, new publications, and more!I believe that a scientific discipline is only as efficient and important to society as the information available to it. If you've found these pages useful, please consider making a small donation using the Paypal buttons at the top and bottom of this page. Also, to further help offset costs of maintaining this web site, consider buying items from my online bookstore and online tree-ring supply store through
Many people think that the Science of Tree Rings web site is supported completely by my university. I do all the web page information searching, coding, and designing at home in my home office in my free time, which likely amounts so far to thousands of hours of personal time. In fact, if you buy anything after linking to Amazon through my stores, I still receive a small percentage.
I paid for the Microsoft Expression Web Pro and Dreamweaver CS5 software, my Macbook Pro laptop (also running Windows 7 via VMware), my Dropbox Pro account, high-speed Internet and home wireless, wireless printer, and all the "hidden" overhead (paper, cartridges, electricity), even the extra server space needed for the many files! I'd like to keep these tree-ring web pages online for another 20 years! First, click on the "A to Z Index" button to the upper left for a comprehensive list of items available from these pages.
Second, try searching for a particular keyword by using the Google search link at the bottom of this page or by clicking on Search Site in the top or bottom menus.
A list of pages at this site will be provided with that keyword.
Then find the item on that page by using the "Find in page" function of your browser.
Finally, when all else fails, get in touch with me at the email address below and ask me your question.I promise I'll provide a timely answer as quickly as possible.Welcome and thank you for visiting the Science of Tree Rings web pages, designed to be the ULTIMATE source for information on the science of Dendrochronology.I've designed these pages to be easily understood by people at all levels of education, from elementary school students to high school students, from first grade teachers to college professors.You won't find the fancy Flash-driven pages here anymore — I want these pages to be readable, enjoyable, and (most of all) educational for all, especially those with learning and physical disabilities.My goal is to make available as much information about dendrochronology as I can possibly find on the Internet, from the basics of tree-ring dating, to reference and bibliographic information, to products and supplies, to books, and more!