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Tree dates eruption that spewed ash across Southeast

The charcoal tree found near Sitka is 13,180 years old. (Courtesy Kitty LaBounty)We recently told you the story of an ancient, charcoal tree found beneath a pile of ash near Sitka. Tests show it's more than 13,000 years old.

Tree buried in eruption could reveal seismic secrets

Forest Service Geologist Jim Baichtal samples the charcoal tree found embedded in pumice on Kruzof Island, near Sitka. (Courtesy Kitty LaBounty)A charcoal tree found embedded in pumice could help scientists learn more about Alaska volcanoes.