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CE: Reading Tree Rings: Using trees to understand our past & present

Thursday, June 17, 2021
6:30 pm7:30 pm
Online Via Zoom

Did you know that tree rings can tell a scientist a lot about our climatic past?
Join Conservation Nebraska for a lesson in reading tree rings with Peter M. Brown of Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research. Peter will be our guide into Nebraska climatic history and how tree rings have helped us understand our past. He will also discuss how tree rings can be used in the present and the many practices tree rings help influence. Our forest and trees not only give us shelter from the heat and provide a sanctuary for all life; but they have stories to tell.

Peter M. Brown is the Director of Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research (, a nonprofit he founded in 1997. His research involves use of tree-ring and other data to reconstruct fire, forest, and climate histories, and the application of such data to current issues in forest and fire management and restoration ecology. He received BA and MS degrees from the University of Arizona and a PhD degree in Forest Sciences from Colorado State University, where he also serves as an Affiliate Faculty member in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship.

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