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:

Hook, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Murrell, Hook, Hampshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGMU/01/19

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Astley, Greater Manchester

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Colalhurst Farmhouse and Barn, Astley, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, MAFH/03/19

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Newbury, Berkshire

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from 102-3 Bartholomew Street, Newbury, Berkshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGBC/02/19

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Wooton-under-edge, Gloucestershire

Moir, A K, 2018 Dendrochronological analysis of an oak timber from Victoria Cottages, The Cloud, Wooton-under-edge, Gloucestershire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GLVC/29/18

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Hook, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2018 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from The White Hart, Hook, Hampshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGWH/05/18

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Dudley, West Midlands

Moir, A K, 2018 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from the tower roof of St Edmund's Church, Dudley, West Midlands, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, DYCX/21/18

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Guildford, Surrey

Moir, A K, 2018 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from the Royal Oak, Guildford, Surrey, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GURO/22/18

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Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Moir, A K, 2018 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from the Abbot's Chapel and Church House roofs, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GLCZ/04/18

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Naunton, Gloucestershire

Moir, A K, 2018 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Summerhill Barn, Naunton, Gloucestershire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GLSB/07/18

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Hook, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2018 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Old Raven House, Hook, Hampshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGRH/11/18

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Llangynid, Powys

Moir, A K, 2018 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Llanerch-y-Beudy Farm, Llangynid, Crickhowell, Powys, Wales., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, NPLB/13/18

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Goathurst, Somserset

Moir, A K, 2018 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Knot House (part of Halswell House), Goathurst, Somerset, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, TAKH/17/18

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Tolcis, Devon

Moir, A K, 2018 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Hasland Farm House, Tolcis, Devon, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, EXHF/23/18

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Dunster, Somerset

Moir, A K, 2018 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from four buildings in Dunster, Somerset, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, TALA/15/18

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Lockerley, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2018 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Cromwell's, Lockerley, Hampshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, SOCR/14/18

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Wickwar, Gloucestershire

Moir, A K, 2018 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Chase Lane Farm Barn, Wickwar, Gloucestershire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GLCL/09/18

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Dunford, South Yorkshire

Moir, A K, 2018 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Carlecotes Hall, Dunford, South Yorkshire, England., Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, SHCH/19/18

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Abbots Worthy, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2018 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from 6-7 Mill Lane, Abbots Worthy, Hampshire, England , Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, SOML/27/18

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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.