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Some trees survive, although generally under poor growing conditions and tilted.On the upper valley sides, slump blocks and the associated soil and vegetation commonly remain intact, despite the considerable displacement of bedrock.
Methods The cores and disks are processed using standard laboratory techniques (Stokes and Smiley, 1968).
Cores are glued to a grooved pieces of wood such that the tracheids were approximately 30 from their original vertical orientation, ensuring maximum visibility of the latewood to earlywood transition between successive years.
The wood is sanded with progressive finer paper to expose the growth rings for counting and measurement of ring width. The fundamental technique in dendrochronology is cross-dating, whereby distinctive series of narrow and wider tree rings are identified and matched among trees of different ages.
Calendar years can then be assigned to rings from dead wood.
This extends tree-ring chronologies beyond the life spans of living trees, and enables dating of pre-historic events (e.g. Cross dating among tree ring series of about the same length and age enables the detection of missing and false rings.