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SCULPTURE no732 - DENDROCHRONOLOGY

By Pascal OUDET

Dendrochronology is a science which dates the ages of wood pieces or trees by looking at the tree rings. 

Since each tree records in its annual rings width the growth conditions (climate, soil), it is an image of the whole history of the tree with the good years  (wide rings) and the bad years (narrow rings, for example durind drought). So it is developping a typical pattern intimately linked to that particular tree.

That’s why the dendrochronology collection is always named after the place where the tree comes from (for that particular piece, Andelarre which is a small village in North East of France) and the last year of growth (the most outer ring) which is 2018 here