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Morphometric analysis of individual, key growth rings might provide a way of establishing “fingerprints” or unique patterns for growth rings produced following different natural or anthropogenic stresses.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
red spruce, tree-rings
Jagels, R., J. Hornbeck, and S. Marden. 1994. Drought and cold stress-induced morphometric changes in tree rings of red spruce. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 159.