Welcome to Dendrochronicle, published by Dr Coralie Mills, an independent dendrochronologist and environmental archaeologist, working in Scotland. Coralie’s services include: tree-ring dating (dendrochronology) for archaeology, historic buildings, living trees and landscape history projects; woodland heritage and woodland archaeology projects, including HWE (Historic Woodland Evaluation) and HWS (Historic Woodland Survey); archaeological wood identifications; and provision of workshops in dendrochronology and woodland heritage. See the Events page for news of forthcoming workshops etc.
Dendrochronicle brings content on woodland history and dendrochronology in Scotland and North Britain, in particular on how tree-ring analysis and other complementary approaches can provide insight into the history of our native woodlands, our cultural wooded landscapes and our built heritage.
Studies of living trees, deadwood, sub-fossil wood and historic timbers combine to tell different strands of the same story, the story of how the form and fate of our woodlands has been shaped by human and natural influences over time.
Dendrochronicle’s holistic approach is able to provide rich, chronologically controlled information about buildings archaeology and timber trade as well as woodland origins, landscape evolution, management history, stand dynamics and so on. Such historical information is important in its own right, but may also inform interpretation, conservation and future management of our natural and built heritage.
Dendrochronicle’s pages provide more information about the concepts outlined above and related services, resources and events.