ENV 652b () / 2024-2025

Wood: Structure and Function

Note: this course information is for the 2024-2025 academic year, not the current academic year (2023-2024).
Credits: 3

Spring 2025: Time and location TBA

This course focuses on the extraordinary diversity of wood anatomy at the cellular level, and on the practice of dendrochronology that allows students to take advantage of predictable, inter-annual variability in tree growth to reconstruct environmental history. The primary focus of the course is on common northeastern trees and other commercially important timber species. A primary goal is to participate in the development of a master tree-ring chronology for the School forests. Basic statistics and a background in tree physiology and anatomy are strongly recommended.
LImited to 10 with permission from Instructor