Crossdating and Measurement, Room 402 Burchfiel
The laboratory is very fortunate to have Room 402 in the Burchfiel Geography Building, which serves as our primary lab room. Located on the fourth floor next to the Student Union, this many-windowed, well-lit room contains our WinDendro scanner-based measurement system, two 36" Velmex measuring systems (one video-based system), and six dendrochronology workstations with stereozoom boom-arm microscopes and light sources. This room also contains cabinets, drawers, and shelving, and contains all the equipment and supplies we use in our field work. It also contains two fume hoods for working with chemicals when we need to stain our wood samples.
Room BGB 402: Our primary lab room contains two Velmex systems with 36 inch stages (one video based to the left) and one WinDendro system in the center.
Room BGB 402: Undergraduate students Hudson Kelly (left) and Ellie Eggink (right) dating longleaf pine tree-ring samples collected from a historic building that was recently demolished on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.
Library and Analysis, Room 403 Burchfiel
This lab room serves a dual purpose. First, this is our primary room for analyzing tree-ring data. We have four work stations with all the software one needs to analyze tree-ring data, including ArcGIS and ArcMap, RStudio, and all the familiar dendro software (Arstan, Cofecha, dpl/dplR, DendroCLim2002, FHX2/FHAES, treeclim, etc.). Second, this room houses what may be the largest library in dendrochronology outside of the library of Fritz Schweingruber at the WSL Dendro Lab in Birmensdorf, Switzerland. Over 17,000 articles, books, theses, dissertations, monographs, and entire and complete collections of both Tree-Ring Bulletin/Research and Dendrochronologia can be found here, all logically arranged in the many cabinets, drawers, and shelves.
Room BGB 403: Room 403 is home to four work stations for analyzing tree-ring data and also contains one of the world's largest libraries dedicated to dendrochronology with over 17,000 references in hand.
Wood Preparation, Rooms 207C and 207F SERF
We are fortunate to have a conveniently-located, well-stocked wood preparation facilities on the 2nd floor and back loading dock to the Science and Engineering Facility. The rooms were custom-designed to maximize the amount of equipment in small, yet environmentally safe rooms. We have sophisticated dust collection (floor-mounted) and dust filtration (ceiling mounted) systems to ensure safety and good health. The room has all the equipment and tools one would need for dendrochronology, including a spacious pegboard sanding table. In addition, the room has a fire-proof cabinet for containing all the petrochemicals used in our fieldwork. Yes, we can and have used the hydraulic lifting ramp on the loading dock!
We're very proud of our wood shop! It literally contains everything we need to efficiently process the hundreds (perhaps thousands of wood samples we collect from our many projects each year!
Wood Archive, Room 322 SSH
Rounding out our laboratory is the room where we archive our wood samples. This room is located inside South Stadium Hall. This multipurpose room contains all samples for projects that have been completed. We have recently outfitted this room with over $2000 worth of heavy-duty industrial shelving to replace the old metal cabinets.