F&ES 652b / 2018-2019

Wood: Structure and Function

Credits: 3

Spring 2019: Tu,Th, 10:30-11:50, E&EB Greenhouse

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