from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The botanical study of trees and other woody plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the study of trees and other woody plants
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the branch of botany studying trees and shrubs; the natural history of trees.
- n. A discourse or treatise on trees.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A discourse or treatise on trees; the natural history of trees. Also dendrography.
Street -- [which, in imitation of Von Troil's famous chapter on the snakes of Lapland, the reader may accept, if he pleases, as a complete course of lectures on the "dendrology" of Oxford Street.]
Perhaps it is true that you lack knowledge about the physics, chemistry, meteorology, paleontology, dendrology, dendroclimatology, climatology and biology underlying the claims of global warming.
Al Gore's graph is flawed,the hockey stick rise is a different data set (planet surface temp)the begining of the graph is dendrology (tree ring growth) which has no link to global temps.
If you google "Sheep Mountain CO2 strip bark" you will hit the motherwave of denialist froth centered on the dendrology of very old trees high up in the Sierra sampled by Graybill.
Has anyone ever done a test on many trees from a solid stand of old timber to see how dendrology correlated over a scale of kms or less?
It was also very good to see Wegman & co. point out that the science of tree-ring dendrology was itself far too incomplete to support any sort of analytical temperature reconstruction.
The Russian studies use sites that are perhaps the best temp proxies dendrology can offer — cold not moisture-limited sites, and whadayaknow, the correlation w/temps are much better than average.
As a complete dendro analphabet – I made a bit of search about dendrology done in my country and a dendrologist and a climatologist Rudolf Brazdil commented in one of his Czech papers:
Teaching duties have included silviculture, forest protection, dendrology, and forest genetics.
Or, because their theory of dendrology convinces them that an ideal fruit-tree would supply any fruit desired upon application, do they denounce the non-pear-bearing peach-tree in the columns of their valuable journal?