In addition, particular tree-species may present "missing rings", and this influences the selection of trees for study of long time-spans.

For instance, missing rings are rare in oak and elm trees.

A fully anchored and cross-matched chronology for oak and pine in central Europe extends back 12,460 years, Timber core samples are sampled and used to measure the width of annual growth rings; by taking samples from different sites within a particular region, researchers can build a comprehensive historical sequence.

The techniques of dendrochronology are more consistent in areas where trees grew in marginal conditions such as aridity or semi-aridity where the ring growth is more sensitive to the environment, rather than in humid areas where tree-ring growth is more uniform (complacent).

Direct reading of tree ring chronologies is a complex science, for several reasons.

First, contrary to the single-ring-per-year paradigm, alternating poor and favorable conditions, such as mid-summer droughts, can result in several rings forming in a given year.

Horizontal cross sections cut through the trunk of a tree can reveal growth rings, also referred to as tree rings or annual rings.

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