Tree rings tell us about the tree’s life. Each ring tells the story of a year. If you see a small ring, there was little rain that year. If you see a large ring, it shows a year when the tree grew a lot.
Start from the middle, the tree’s first year. Count the rings. How old was this tree when it was cut down?
Which year did the tree grow the most?
Which year had the least rain?
Printing This Handout
Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.