Radiation Effects on Trees in Chernobyl (IMAGE) University of South Carolina Caption The year of the Chernobyl disaster is evident in the color change of the wood in these pine logs harvested from the area. [Adapted from the journal <i>Trees</i>.] Credit Adapted from the journal <i>Trees</i> Usage Restrictions Credit the journal <i>Trees</i> License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.