Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262572
Title:
A Manual and Tutorial for the Proper Use of an Increment Borer
Author:
Grissino-Mayer, Henri D.
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Science, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tn
Issue Date:
2003
Rights:
Copyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.
Publisher:
Tree-Ring Society
Journal:
Tree-Ring Research
Citation:
Grissino-Mayer, H.D. 2003. A manual and tutorial for the proper use of an increment borer. Tree-Ring Research 59(2):63-79.
Abstract:
An increment borer is the primary tool used to collect samples for dendrochronological analyses. These are precision instruments and users should be trained in their proper use, care, and maintenance. In this paper, I describe the various parts of an increment borer and how to keep these in working condition. I provide details on how to sharpen an increment borer, properly core a tree, check for core compression ("jamming"), extract the core, and store the core for transport. I provide tips on how to clear a jammed borer and remove a borer stuck in a tree. An important topic concerns the effects of boring on trees. The majority of studies indicate that conifers are minimally affected by both fungal decay and discoloration, whereas certain hardwood species can sustain major internal damage. Plugging the holes created by coring is unnecessary.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Increment Borers; Increment Borer Maintenance; Damage from Increment Borers; Field Methods
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA Manual and Tutorial for the Proper Use of an Increment Boreren_US
dc.contributor.authorGrissino-Mayer, Henri D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Science, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tnen_US
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.rightsCopyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.en_US
dc.publisherTree-Ring Societyen_US
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
dc.identifier.citationGrissino-Mayer, H.D. 2003. A manual and tutorial for the proper use of an increment borer. Tree-Ring Research 59(2):63-79.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn increment borer is the primary tool used to collect samples for dendrochronological analyses. These are precision instruments and users should be trained in their proper use, care, and maintenance. In this paper, I describe the various parts of an increment borer and how to keep these in working condition. I provide details on how to sharpen an increment borer, properly core a tree, check for core compression ("jamming"), extract the core, and store the core for transport. I provide tips on how to clear a jammed borer and remove a borer stuck in a tree. An important topic concerns the effects of boring on trees. The majority of studies indicate that conifers are minimally affected by both fungal decay and discoloration, whereas certain hardwood species can sustain major internal damage. Plugging the holes created by coring is unnecessary.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.subjectIncrement Borersen_US
dc.subjectIncrement Borer Maintenanceen_US
dc.subjectDamage from Increment Borersen_US
dc.subjectField Methodsen_US
dc.identifier.citationGrissino-Mayer, H.D. 2003. A manual and tutorial for the proper use of an increment borer. Tree-Ring Research 59(2):63-79.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262572-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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