You probably remember from your grade-school science classes the tidbit that the growth of a tree is recorded in concentric rings visible when the tree is cut down. Grissino-Mayer will tell you there’s a lot more information encoded in those rings. The layers record climate change, forest fires, pollution and more.
Listen to the complete interview online.
Other recent coverage of Grissino-Mayer includes:
A professor who predicted the recent wildfires in Sevier County is being honored for his work studying forest fires and tree ring science. News Sentinel, Rachel Ohm, April 7
Grissino-Mayer, a James R. Cox professor, is using the award money to raise awareness of the dangers of wildfires. WBIR, Becca Habegger, April 10