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During extreme drought there can be insufficient growth of xylem to form a noticeable ring. drought, late frost, or insect damage) can arrest the growth of a tree early in a year, after which there is a secondary growth period of new foliage causing two rings to form.

Tree ring laboratory scientists from Columbia University were some of the first to apply tree-ring dating to the colonial period, specifically architectural timbers in the eastern United States.

Today, the effectiveness of tree ring laboratory archaeological dating chronologies covers most of the area that was settled by the first European colonists.

The numbers of these are in the hundreds and include historically significant structures such as Independence Hall and the Tuckahoe estate.

This was difficult at the time due to a lack of sufficiently long master dating chronology and access to suitable structures.

Not until 1998 was a Boston area master dating chronology developed.

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