AffiliationDepartment of Geography, Geology, and Anthropology, Indiana State University
Eastern Deciduous Forest
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CitationFarrell Sparks, J.K., Bishop, G.I., 2009. Evaluation of Sassafras albidum for dendrochronology. Tree-Ring Research 65(2):157-162.
AbstractSassafras 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.