Yes, Leon, I shouldn't let myself get riled, but I do hate for actual
misinformation to be unchallenged in rec.woodworking simply for
posterity if nothing else (and, if there were really something to the
claim it'd be nice to know what it _really_ was that tried to report;
often it is so that a research conclusion is badly misstated as to what
that conclusion really was).
And, of course, even if it were true (which I truly doubt), I'm not
going to start proclaiming it based on the above assertions without
evidence of what it is that is actually being proclaimed...otoh, if that
were to be made manifest, then I'd be more than happy to have been
educated on the specific point and glad to proselytize it where it were
to be significant and in consonance with the then-current discussion. :)
If you did, you could certainly post the result.
I did do some searching and found _nothing_ even close to the specific
So, again, if you want to make a convert, provide the material. As
said, if it's really so, I'd like to know how and where.
OK, I'll wait for just one more attempt. No insult intended, just
perception of fact that you have no real information to impart.
_IF_ you did such a search successfully it should take you less time to
reenter the string for which you found the desired info and post a
result or _at_a_minimum_ post the winning search string that uncovered
the elusive tidbit than you've taken otherwise to respond with nothing.
Or, even failing that, provide in your own words the physiology of
botanic growth that can produce this phenomenon of a single growth ring
taking "decades" to form such that it supposedly is a tenet of
dendrochronology but somehow isn't mentioned in any summary of tenets or
limitations of the field I can find.
I've outlined my understanding of how there could possibly be an
_additional_ one here and there owing to climatic variation inducing an
additional growth/dormant cycle in a given calendar year and have
hypothesized the narrowness or even absence of one now and again but I
really can not see how there could be such a case as to take ten years
or more for a given growth cycle to have occurred frequently enough it
would be a regular feature to be accounted for in the field.
If you can fill me in on what I'm missing, I'm all ears (or eyes :) )...
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