Tree Ring Lab

Our tree-ring laboratory offers ideal tools for preparing wood samples for dendrochronological research, including devices to sand wood samples and prepare micro cuts using core-microtomes in different versions. The laboratory includes equipment to monitor tree-ring growth and collect material from living trees and historical wood structures. Additional optical scanners, surface staining methods and specific woodanatomical preparation techniques contribute to conduct dendroclimatological, and -ecological research and provide new state-of-the-art data.

Maximum latewood density (MXD)

The Walesch X-ray radiodensitometry device DENDROXRAY2 enables high-resolution, absolutely dated  maximum latewood density measurements for palaeoclimatic analyses.

 

Treering width (TRW)

Four Lintab measuring devices and 20 additional binoculars allow absolute dating of tree samples and additional precise measurements of annual increments.