By applying which of the following methods can the age of a tree be determined more or less accurately?

Options :
  1. Measuring the diameter of the trunk
  2. Measuring the height of the tree
  3. Counting the number of annual rings in the trunk
  4. Counting the number of branches

Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 3


It is difficult to determine the age of standing, live tree if there isn't specific information about its planting. The most useful and effective method by which the age of the tree can be determined is to count the annual rings of wood growth. These annual rings show the amount of wood produced during one growing season. A ring typically consists of a light-coloured growth portion and a dark-coloured portion produced in a stabilization season. Dendrochronology is the dating and study of annual rings in trees.

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