Dendrochronology is the
study of the radial growth of trees (its name comes from Greek dendron: tree, chronos:
time and logos: science).
It is a well-established technique that allows the
precise dating of wood, suitable for every species for which seasonal
production depends on climate (specific studies).
Trees of the same species, living or having lived during the same period of time and subjected to similar
develop ring-sequences with comparable growth rates. By comparing tree ring wood samples from different trees, it may
be possible to establish a match between radial sequences and then to
create a relative chronology, which can tell us about whether trees were growing at the same time or not.