TIL that scientists not only dare cut trees by looking at their growth rings, but also historically harvested timber. For example, if you know when a church was built, you can look at the wood beams in it to learn about historic weather and woods management practices.

Read more: https://eos.org/articles/tree-rings-reveal-how-ancient-forests-were-managed

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  1. I don’t know when any church was built. Some recently I assume as I moved to Florida awhile back and, unlike back home in New York City where they’re mostly these majestic architectural feats, a lot of the churches here look like they’re tenants in what used to be a Taco Bell.

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