historic buildings potentially contain large amounts of original
timber, which can be analysed using dendrochronological techniques for
dating and also to provide many
other kinds of information.
By methodically analysing such attributes as anatomical
characteristics, structural joins, dimensional aspects, and surface
characteristics, it is possible to reconstitute the entire process of
wood conversion, from the felling of trees to their final placement as
structural elements within a building.
information can be
provided about the wood supply chains, forest management practises and
the organisation of historic woodworking industries (publications).