A selection of images related to dendrochronology (tree-ring dating)

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.

Five reasons to choose Tree-Ring Services:

  1. Fast, friendly, efficient national service with (excepting a £150 call-out fee) a unique no date no-fee policy.
  2. 30 years experience with a proven 80% success rate (over last 3 years) in producing precise dates for buildings.
  3. Colour reports which include photos of the sample locations, plans and tree-ring data (enabling independent verification).
  4. A record of your timber-frame building's stylistic features.
  5. Advancing science through regular publication.

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:

Haslemere, Surrey

Moir, A K, 2020 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from the Yeomans House, Haslemere, Surrey, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GUIN/06/20

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Chiddingstone, Kent

Moir, A K, 2020 Dendrochronological analysis of additional oak timbers from Lockskinners, Chiddingstone, Kent, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, TNLS/08/20

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Orleton, Herefordshire

Moir, A K, 2020 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Orleton House, Orleton, Herefordshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, SYOH/07/20

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Wherwell, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2020 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Mole Hall, Wherwell, Hampshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, SPMH/04/20

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Lydney, Gloucestershire

Moir, A K, 2020 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Crump Farmhouse and barn, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GLMR/01/20

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Bambers Green, Essex

Moir, A K, 2020 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Spring Lodge, Bambers Green, Essex, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, CMSL/02/20

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East Garston, Berkshire

Moir, A K, 2020 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Church Cottage, East Garston, Berkshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGCC/05/20

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Heyshott, West Sussex

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Leggs Cottages, Heyshott, West Sussex, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GULC/14/19

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Dudley, West Midlands

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from the nave and north aisle roofs of St Edmunds Church, Dudley, West Midlands, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, DYCY/37/19

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Monmouthshire, Wales

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Bryn Ysgafn Farm, Gellihaf, Blackwood, Monmouthshire, Wales, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, NPBY/33/19

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Hutfield, Surrey

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Doggetts, Hutfield, Surrey, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RHDO/39/19

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New Romney, Kent

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from The Gun House, New Romney, Kent, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, TNGH/40/19

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Godinton, Kent

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Godinton House, Kent, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, TNGH/06/19

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St Albans, Hertfordshire

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Wheathampstead Place, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, ALWP/24/19

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Wherwell, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from 28 Church Street, Wherwell, Hampshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, SPCS/15/19

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Rotherwick, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from the Old Store House, Rotherwick, Hampshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGSH/38/19

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Hook, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Lees Farm Cottage, Hook, Hampshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGLF/07/19

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Hook, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Hurst Barn, Hook, Hampshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGHB/08/19

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Crookham, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Forge House, Crookham Village, Hampshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GUFH/32/19

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Catherington, Hampshire

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Tudor Cottages, Catherington, Hampshire, England , Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, POTC/09/19

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Arlington, Gloucestershire

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Tump Hill, Arlington, Gloucestershire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, GLTH/23/19

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Heathfield, East Sussex

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Huggetts Farm, Heathfield, East Sussex, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, TNHF/25/19

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Plymtree, Devon

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Clyst William Barton, Plymtree, Devon, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, DNCW/21/19

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Exeter, Devon

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Pinn Court Farmhouse, Pinhoe, Exeter, Devon, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, EXPC/30/19

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Bovey Tracey, Devon

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Bell House, Bovey Tracey, Devon, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, TQBH/19/19

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Bishops Tawnton, Devon

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from Tawnton House, Bishops Tawnton, Devon, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, EXTH/10/19

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Newbury, Berkshire

Moir, A K, 2019 Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from The Old Waggon and Horses, Newbury, Berkshire, England, Tree-Ring Services, Dendro Rep, RGWH/16/19

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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.