A 2011 discovery in the Canadian province of New Brunswick uncovered the earliest known plants to have grown wood, approximately 395 to 400 million years ago.
People have used wood for millennia for many purposes, primarily as a fuel or as a construction material for making houses, tools, weapons, furniture, packaging, artworks, and paper.
Wood can be dated by carbon dating and in some species by dendrochronology to make inferences about when a wooden object was created.
The year-to-year variation in tree-ring widths and isotopic abundances gives clues to the prevailing climate at that time.
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