Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 27 - Critical Thinking - Page 467: 2


The markings would not be higher in the tree compared to the ground. He will not see any growth rings.

Work Step by Step

Elongations and height growth occurs at the top of the tree. The tree may have gotten taller, but the markings will remain the same height. Growth rings only occur in temperate areas. Trees in the tropics will not produce growth rings as the environmental conditions are similar year round without a period of dormancy.
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