We use a variety of specialized equipment and programs to gain insight into tree growth over a wide range of time – from minutes to years and centuries.
The increment borer is a must in the backpack of every tree-ring researcher.
Tree stems shrink during the day and expand again at night. We measure these fluctuations automatically with dendrometers.
Microtomes are tools used to cut very thin slices or "sections" of material.
With sap-flow sensors, we determine the amount of water that flows through the stem.