Climatic signal of earlywood vessels of oak on a maritime site.

Earlywood vessel lumen areas were measured in 72 consecutive tree rings in wood cores from oak (Quercus robur L.) trees in a maritime woodland. This anatomical time series was statistically correlated with climate data for the same time span. There was a strong dependence of earlywood vessel lumen area on rainfall between February and April, which reflects… CONTINUE READING