Does rings on a branch show the age of the branch or tree?
QuestionI told my Grandson that you can tell the age of a tree by counting the number of rings. He asked if you cut off a branch, would it show how old the tree or branch is?
Answer** Definitive **
Name: James O’Brien
Qualification: Has previously climbed a tree
Answer: It’s obviously how old the branch is. The rings are caused by the growth of the tree each year, so cutting off a branch will only show the age of that particular branch.