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Wood Parts and Anatomy

Taking a Look at Wood
Growth Rings
We've magnified our picture from the previous page to make it easier for you to count growth rings. Each ring represents 1 year. Remember that it takes one earlywood ring and one latewood ring to make one growth ring.

Now that you know how it works, try counting the tree rings on the piece of wood below!


Check your answer!

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