dendrogeomorphology

dendrogeomorphology

[‚den·drō‚gē·ō·mȯr′fäl·ə·jē]
(geography)
The use of tree-ring data to study earth surface processes. Scientists can date when trees were killed (by dating the outer ring of the tree) or bent (by analyzing when dramatic changes in tree growth occurred) by mass movements, such as landslides and snow avalanches.