Riddle # 4: With baseball season finally in play, this month’s Wood You Not Know It? riddle is a double header with the April quiz. As a noun it is “the scientific study of trees”. Its adjective form is “having the shape or form of a tree”. Extra credit for identifying a noun related to this word for “the science or technique of dating events, environmental change, and archaeological artifacts by using the characteristic patterns of annual growth rings in timber and tree trunks.”
Answer: Dendrology. The related term is dendrochronology.
KWOA Wood Post: Woodland Riddle Feature
How many times has terminology in your woodlands management plan furrowed your brow? What exactly did that service forester mean when he/she suggested releasing the canopy during an inspection of your woodlands? Is that like raising the sunroof on your convertible??