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The Tree-Ring Society is an international scientific association dedicated to tree-ring research and education. Goals of the Society are:
  • To promote tree-ring research to the global scientific community
  • To facilitate organization of symposia, conferences, and workshops on all aspects of tree-ring research
  • To publish results of tree-ring studies
  • To disseminate knowledge of tree-ring research to other disciplines and to the public
  • To provide a forum for communication for dendrochronologists from around the world

LATEST  NEWS, Conferences and Workshops

UPDATED! 3rd AmeriDendro Conference 2016, 28 March to 1 April 2016, Mendoza, Argentina. Please see the second circular, with additional details about a pre-conference fieldweek and post-conference field trips. ALSO, please see the call for symposia; symposium proposals will be accepted until September 30. 

The 2018 WorldDendro meeting will be held in Thimphu, Bhutan!  Please check back here as more information becomes available, and we look forward to seeing all our tree-ring colleagues from around the world in Bhutan in summer 2018! 

15th International Course on Wood Anatomy of Tree Rings, "Wood Anatomy & Tree-Ring Ecology", 13 to 19 December 2015, Klosters Dorf, Switzerland.

LATEST  NEWS, The Tree-Ring Society

The Tree-Ring Society is pleased to announce a new Executive Board to serve from 2015 through 2016. Congratulations to the new and returning members of the board, and thank you to all the candidates who ran for offices and all the TRS members who voted in the election.   

The Tree-Ring Society is now offering a 50% discount on membership fees to colleagues in developing countries with the same rights and privileges as full-rate members. The 50% discount fee also is now available to retired colleagues wherever they are located.  A developing country shall be defined as one with a per capita gross net income of USD$15,000 or less as determined by the World Bank. Currently, that information is available at: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GNP.PCAP.CD. At current rates, the discounted membership is USD$25 per year for colleagues from developing countries, retired members, and students.

The Tree-Ring Society is pleased to announce that Volume 71, Issue 1 of Tree-Ring Research, is the inaugural issue of our new all-online format!  All members have full password access to all articles as they come out.  Please visit the new journal pages, and consider submitting your tree-ring related papers.

The Tree-Ring Society can now be found on Facebook and Twitter. And be sure to join The Tree-Ring Times, a Facebook forum dedicated to disseminating and discussing information, news items, and recent activities and advances in the tree-ring sciences.


High resolution versions of past issues of Tree-Ring Bulletin and Tree-Ring Research from Volume 1 (1934-35) to Volume 62 (2006) are available from the University of Arizona.


A paper published in Vol 70, Issue No 2, of Tree-Ring Research reporting on work led by Dario Martin-Benito that dated a ship found at the World Trade Center in New York City has been reported in (among many other places) Yahoo News, The New Yorker, National Geographic News, and even the International Business Times

TRS is offering a "Traveling Dendro Kit"
for workshops and fieldweeks to provide all the basic needs for sampling and crossdating.  The TDK includes five increment borers, microscopes (ten optical plus a digital scope), battery-operated lights, sanding gear, straws, and more, in a hard-sided suitcase that weighs less than 22 kg (50 lbs) to meet most airline check-in baggage requirements. Please contact Peter Brown (pmb at rmtrr dot org) for more details about obtaining the TDK for use in your workshop or fieldweek.   

For questions or comments, contact Peter M. Brown (pmb [at] rmtrr.org)
Last update: 15 September 2015
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