Forensic Dendroecology

Trees, especially ancient baldcypress, hold many clues to the past.  After baldcypress cores are corrected statistically to adjust for missing or extra rings using a process called cross dating, they may be correlated to water levels, temperature, sedimentation, erosion, and other environmental events.  This is often useful in re-establishing ancient ordinary high water marks and boundaries on natural lakes.  Willis Engineering and Scientific has a dendchronology/dendrohydrology laboratory set up to cross date trees an correlate their ring spacings with environmental conditions.
Forensic Engineering