Lady Longleaf needs to explain tree rings to the Sierra Club graphic designer. I got some bulk mail from them with a poster in it that made me utter a string of obscenities so vile the rats in my ceiling started coughing.
I have a counter back in Beachton made from virgin longleaf that has 100 years of rings in about an inch. I don't have a picture of it with me, but I do have a table my uncle made out of some old growth longleaf.
See how tiny these rings are? And not all perfectly even. This is how trees with a long lifespan grow in a forest.
Here's another piece of longleaf I have here in Texas. It's a stud cut out of my ancestral home when my aunt put in a French door. This tree was cut down over 100 years ago and was easily over 100 years old at the time. (This is ~58 years worth of rings right here.) Something unusual happened to open up a bright spot in the woods in a wet couple of years so it could grow really fast when it was young. My countertop tree has about 300 rings in this same space.
The Sierra Club should have access to better tree ring images or at least more resourceful designers. I mean, this is what I can come up with just in my own house. I'm extremely annoyed that the people involved in making this poster have jobs and I don't.