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Unformatted text preview: Tree ring data, such as the width and density of the tree rings provide information which is dated to a precise year. Some rings are larger than other and can show if there has been a lot of rain or very little rain. This tells us the past climate conditions just by examining the rings. 3.) How can natural disasters such as a forest fire affect the rings of a tree? If a fire does not completely kill a tree, it definitely leaves a scar, which can be recorded in the trees annual growth ring. Carefully examining the tree rings can provide enough information for us to tell exactly what year the fire occurred in. Performing cross sections with other trees can show the effects of climate on specific fire occurrences....
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