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Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Fire Scars in Old Growth Tree Stumps

Caption: The researchers reconstructed the fire history of Hamilton County, Illinois, by examining fire scars and the growth rings of 36 old-growth trees.

Credit: L. Brian Stauffer

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