A UNB researcher wishes to discover the mysteries of 500-year-old hemlock trees.
Loïc D’Orangeville is an Associate Professor at the University of New Brunswick working on a project to collect wood kernel samples from trees and study the width of the rings inside them. This study can help determine the age of soaring trees.
According to D’Orangeville research, the old hemlock trees are among the oldest trees in the province, some of which are more than 500 years old.
The importance of investigating older trees is that they have not been affected by humans or natural disasters for centuries.
D’Orangeville hopes that by confirming the age of the old trees, they can be protected from future threats.
“Ancient trees have something beyond science,” D’Orangeville said.
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