Dendrochronology Records & Dating Historical Structures
(The Smithville Pioneer Cabin in downtown Smithville, Ohio.)
We are interested in sampling historical structures for their tree-ring records. Our goal is to assemble long tree-ring chronologies from oak trees by sampling both living trees and old wood. The tree-rings extracted from old wood can be calendar-dated and thus we can determine the calendar date the tree was cut. The tree-ring series are also records of past drought.