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Determination of age of Plants:

Every year spring wood and autumn wood combinedly form an annual ring in plant body. Such an annual ring is formed every year. Thus, by counting the total number of annual rings present in a plant body, an approximate age can be calculated.

Radiocarbon dating has been used to estimate the age of plants, but there are difficulties. At best, radiocarbon dating provides an inference about the age of a plant, but makes assumptions about the consistency of conditions and health in projecting out from the limited data.

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