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Evaluation Of Sassafras Albidum For DendrochronologySparks, Jodi K. Farrell; Bishop, Graham I.; Department of Geography, Geology, and Anthropology, Indiana State University (Tree-Ring Society, 2009-07)Sassafras is a deciduous, hardwood, ring-porous species occurring throughout the eastern United States as far west as the Great Plains, but sassafras is used rarely in dendrochronological studies. Samples from 44 sassafras (Sassafras albidum) trees were crossdated (Crossdating Index 2) within and between two sites in Indiana. Ring-width indices were significantly correlated with a variety of climatic indicators. These results suggest that sassafras can be used for a variety of dendrochronological studies.