• Determining the Germination Date of Woody Plants: A Proposed Method for Locating the Root/Shoot Interface

      Telewski, Frank W.; W. J. Beal Botanical Gardan, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (Tree-Ring Society, 1993)
      A method for determining the germination dates of trees is based on wood anatomical characteristics and dendrochronology. This procedure requires destructive sampling of the tree for an extensive analysis of the zone between the roots and the trunk of the tree (root/shoot interface). The method is applicable to forest ecology and woody plant life history studies.