A selection of images related to dendrochronology (tree-ring dating)

Dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) professionally applied to provide precise calendar year dates for live trees, wooden artefacts and historic building timbers. Tree-Ring Services is one of Britain's leading independent dendrochronology laboratories, combining affordable analysis with cutting-edge research. Our professional services include:

Dating of trees & hedges

Dating of archaeological timbers

Dating of period buildings

Climate analysis & other research

Dendrochronology or tree-ring dating is the scientific method of dating using the annual nature of tree growth in suitable tree species. Dendrochronology allows the exact calendar year in which each tree rings was formed to be established enabling the precise dating of trees and timbers. We undertake both private and commercial commissions in dendrochronology throughout the UK:

Waxham Barn – Norfolk

Client: English Heritage

Lime trees – London

Client: Hampton Court Palace

Parham House – W Sussex

Client: Past for Everyone

Subfossil Neolithic pine – Scotland

Client: Headland Archaeology

Most previous reports are available for purchase and these are listed on the Building page. The Tree-Ring Services web-site provides further information on our services and dendrochronology and dendroclimatology research. Contact us for FREE advice or a quote. Some of our more recent reports are listed below:

Whaddon, Gloucestershire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers the Nave roof, Church of St Margaret, Whaddon, Gloucestershire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GLMX/25/17

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Hook, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Whitewater Mill, Hook, Hampshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGWM/18/17

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Guildford, Surrey

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from West Horsley Place, Guildford, Surrey, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, KTHP/09/17

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Morton Corbet, Shropshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Wain Farmhouse, Morton Corbet, Shropshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, SYWH/04/17

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Wem, Shropshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Trench Farmhouse, Wem, Shropshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, SYTV/03/17

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Wem, Shropshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Tilley Farm Barn, Tilley Village, Wem, Shropshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, SYTJ/36/17

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Holme Lacy, Herefordshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from The Thatch, Holme Lacy, Herefordshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, HRTH/11/17

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Overton, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from The Silk Mill Weir, Overton, Hampshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGSM/34/17

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Lydney, Gloucestershire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from the Old Place, Bream, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GLOP/19/17

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Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from the Nave roof, Church of St John, Gloucester, Gloucesterstershire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GLJX/26/17

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Exeter, Devon

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from The Hermitage, Exeter, Devon, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, EXTH/06/17

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Hook, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from The Forge, Hook, Hampshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGOF/20/17

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Ludlow, Shropshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from the Coach House, 48 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, SYLC/27/17

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Lichfield, Staffordshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from the Chapter House roof, Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, WSCX/31/17

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Wem, Shropshuire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from the Castle Hotel, Wem, Shropshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, SYCA/35/17

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Trevethin, Wales

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from St Cadoc's, Trevethin, Torfaen, Wales., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, NPTA/10/17

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Scaldwell, Northamptonshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Rectory Farmhouse, Scaldwell, Daventry, Northamptonshire , England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, NNTR/12/17

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Hook, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Pilgrims, Hook, Hampshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGPL/17/17

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Wem, Shropshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Palms Hill Cottage, Wem, Shropshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, SYPH/28/17

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Dunsford, Devon

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Great Fulford, Dunsford, Devon, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, EXGF/29/17

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Domford, Surrey

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Domford, Elstead, Surrey, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GUDO/07/17

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Wem, Shropshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Aston House, Aston, Wem, Shropshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, SYAH/32/17

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Dunster, Somerset

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from 7 Church Street and 12-14 High Street, Dunster, Somerset, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, DUST/15/17

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Puckeridge, Hertfordshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from 52 High Street, Puckeridge, Hertfordshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, SGHS/02/17

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Hungerford, Berkshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from 2 Charnham Street, Hungerford, Berkshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGCH/05/17

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Newbury, Berkshire

Moir, A K, 2017 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from 1 and 2 Weavers Cottages, West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGWC/24/17

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Buildings we date by dendrochronology are generally also published in Vernacular Architecture and summaries of the typographic features are available from the Building Archaeological Research Database (BARD).

For further information, please find below a leaflet and two example reports for down load. One on sampling of live trees on the Ancient Oak at Lullingstone Park and one on dating a timber-frame building at The Rock Inn, Chiddingstone.

Lullingstone Tree-Ring Report  The Rock Inn Tree-Ring Report  Tree-Ring Services leaflet (PDF file)

Please CLICK HERE for further information.