Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/302517
Title:
Fire Scar Dates from Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming
Author:
Thompson, Marna Ares
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona
Publisher:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Jul-1983
Description:
Final Report / Prepared for: The Devils Tower Natural History Association
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/302517
Abstract:
In the fall of 1982 the Modern Studies section of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research agreed to analyze increment cores and cross sections of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) from Devils Tower National Monument for the purpose of providing a tree-ring chronology and a chronology of fire occurrence in Devils Tower. Three subsites were chosen and sampled in November, 1982 by Richard Guilmette of Devils Tower National Monument. A cross section was taken from one fire-scarred tree on each subsite, and increment cores were taken from ten trees on each subsite. Increment cores were collected from four additional trees on subsite DSF (vicinity of Tree 11) in January, 1983, in an attempt to strengthen the record of ring-width growth in the early 1600's. As a result of our analyses of the materials we conclude that dendrochronological dating of ponderosa pine in Devils Tower is possible, and that it can provide accurate and unique information on the nature of fire occurrence in Devils Tower.
Language:
en_US

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dc.contributor.authorThompson, Marna Aresen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-30T23:39:23Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-30T23:39:23Z-
dc.date.issued1983-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/302517-
dc.descriptionFinal Report / Prepared for: The Devils Tower Natural History Associationen_US
dc.description.abstractIn the fall of 1982 the Modern Studies section of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research agreed to analyze increment cores and cross sections of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) from Devils Tower National Monument for the purpose of providing a tree-ring chronology and a chronology of fire occurrence in Devils Tower. Three subsites were chosen and sampled in November, 1982 by Richard Guilmette of Devils Tower National Monument. A cross section was taken from one fire-scarred tree on each subsite, and increment cores were taken from ten trees on each subsite. Increment cores were collected from four additional trees on subsite DSF (vicinity of Tree 11) in January, 1983, in an attempt to strengthen the record of ring-width growth in the early 1600's. As a result of our analyses of the materials we conclude that dendrochronological dating of ponderosa pine in Devils Tower is possible, and that it can provide accurate and unique information on the nature of fire occurrence in Devils Tower.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titleFire Scar Dates from Devils Tower National Monument, Wyomingen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizonaen_US
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