Dendroarchaeology: dating of archaeological dwellings
› When did the first settlement in the USA really occur?
Dendrochlimatology: developing a record of past climate
› When was the biggest drought event?
Dendrogeomorphology: dating land movements such as landslides
Dendrohydrology: creating a record of past water availability and flooding
› When and how often did settlers have to fight floods?
Dendroglaciology: dating past movements of glaciers
› Are the glaciers in North America getting smaller?
Dendrovolcanology: dating the past eruptions of volcanoes
› What is the history of volcanic events in Italy?
Dendrochemistry: using tree rings as a monitor of the chemical makeup of the soils
› Are trace elements stunting tree growth?
Dendroecology: recording ecological processes such as tree-line movement, insect outbreaks, or movement of invasive tree species
› What invasive species have occurred in Turkey Run State Park?
Dendropyrochronology: dating the past occurrence of forest fires
› Are wild fires natural?
Dendroentomology: using tree rings to reconstruct past population levels of insects
› What is the cycle of insect outbreak in Indiana?
Dendromastecology: using tree rings to reconstruct fruiting events in trees
› What years have been high in fruiting events?