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Dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) professionally applied to provide precise calendar year dates for live trees, wooden artefacts and historic building timbers. Tree-Ring Services is one of Britain's leading independent dendrochronology laboratories, combining affordable analysis with cutting-edge research. Our professional services include:

Dating of trees & hedges

Dating of archaeological timbers

Dating of period buildings

Climate analysis & other research

Dendrochronology or tree-ring dating is the scientific method of dating using the annual nature of tree growth in suitable tree species. Dendrochronology allows the exact calendar year in which each tree rings was formed to be established enabling the precise dating of trees and timbers. We undertake both private and commercial commissions in dendrochronology throughout the UK:

Waxham Barn – Norfolk

Client: English Heritage

Lime trees – London

Client: Hampton Court Palace

Parham House – W Sussex

Client: Past for Everyone

Subfossil Neolithic pine – Scotland

Client: Headland Archaeology

Most previous reports are available for purchase and these are listed on the Building page. The Tree-Ring Services web-site provides further information on our services and dendrochronology and dendroclimatology research. Contact us for FREE advice or a quote. Some of our more recent reports are listed below:

The Barn House, Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Moir, A K, 2013 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from The Barn House, Ashes Lane, Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, HDBH/10/13

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17 and 18 West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire

Moir, A K, 2013 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from 17 and 18 West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGWM/11/13

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Shell House, Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire

Moir, A K, 2013 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Shell House, Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, HDSH/12/13

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11 The Causeway, Horsham, West Sussex

Moir, A K, 2013 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from 11 The Causeway, Horsham, West Sussex, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RHCA/13/13

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Manor Barn 1, Stanford Dingley, Reading, Berkshire

Moir, A K, 2013 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Manor Barn 1, Stanford Dingley, Reading, Berkshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGMF/14/13

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Baldwins Oak, Castle Trump, Newent, Gloucestershire

Moir, A K, 2013 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers Baldwins Oak, Castle Trump, Newent, Gloucestershire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GLOF/15/13

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6 Park Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Moir, A K, 2013 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from 6 Park Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, DEPR/16/13

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Tower of St Mary's Church, Westwell, Ashford, Kent

Moir, A K, 2013 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from the Tower of St Mary's Church, Westwell, Ashford, Kent, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, TNSM/17/13

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Little Oakley, Dockenfield, Farnham, Surrey

Moir, A K, 2013 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Little Oakley, Dockenfield, Farnham, Surrey, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GULO/19/13

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Buildings we date by dendrochronology are generally also published in Vernacular Architecture and summaries of the typographic features are available from the Building Archaeological Research Database (BARD).

For further information, please find below a leaflet and two example reports for down load. One on sampling of live trees on the Ancient Oak at Lullingstone Park and one on dating a timber-frame building at The Rock Inn, Chiddingstone.

Lullingstone Tree-Ring Report  The Rock Inn Tree-Ring Report  Tree-Ring Services leaflet (PDF file)

Please CLICK HERE for further information.


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REPORT ORDERING: Our full colour reports are available priced at £5 for e-mailed PDF versions or £10.00 each for printed and mailed versions (plus 10% for P&P abroad). Cheques should be made payable to "A K Moir". We accept PAYPAL payments to andymoir@tree-ring.co.uk. PDF versions are e-mailed manually and therefore may take a few days.