Dendrochronologists at MU use tree rings to reveal answers from the past

Monday, September 28, 2009 | 2:35 p.m. CDT; updated 11:15 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 29, 2009

COLUMBIA — There's almost no end to what Mike Stambaugh can do with tree rings. He can tell you how old a building is, about the culture of a region or even when wildfires, volcanic eruptions or meteor impacts happened or are likely to happen again.