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Trees: Recorders of Climate Change

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Patrons examine the cross section of a tree, or "tree cookie," and discover how climate conditions of the past can be determined by the thickness of the tree rings.

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Hints for uses in your library Try reaching out to your local Forest Service Agency for real tree cookie samples that your patrons can explore!
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Originating Source National Center for Atmospheric Research
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Trees: Recorders of Climate Change

Trees: Recorders of Climate Change

Patrons examine the cross section of a tree, or "tree cookie," and discover how climate conditions of the past can be determined by the thickness of the tree rings.