Tree Rings

When trees grow, they develop unique rings that can be seen if the tree is cut down. If you know what you're looking for, you can tell how old a tree is and whether or not there have been any fires in the area. As a general rule of thumb, the more rings there are, the older a tree is. If there are any large marks or scars, it may indicate a fire or other natural disaster.


If you ever see a fallen or cut down tree, take a look at the rings. Does the tree seem young or old?
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