Katherine A. Alden, B.A., Owner/Operator
Harry A. Alden, PhD, Volunteer
3560 Brookeside Drive
Chesapeake Beach, MD  20732

Cell:     443-624-5712
Our Fees:
     Wood - Regular  $50.00 per Sample (1 - 2 weeks max)
     Wood - RUSH   $75.00 per Sample (2 - 4 days) 
    Wood - Archaeological & Charcoal       Call Us         

(Contact us if you absolutely need an invoice)

Please make check out to "AIS" or "Alden Identification Service "

Visit our new site for online payment options.

Our service is available to appraisers, conservators, restorers and private collectors of fine arts as well as professionals in the fields of archaeology, ethnobotany, anthropology, forest products, material science and trace evidence (forensics).
Accuracy: We offer the most accurate identifications that scientific methods will allow. Our ID's are done empirically (the most accurate way) and not comparatively. The samples are processed using thin sections (wood) via optical microscopy, along with density, fluorescence etc.

Integrity: Our integrity has kept us in business since 1986. While we have a general appreciation of antiques, we are scientists and not antique collectors, which makes us unbiased and valuable to our customers. We "call 'em as we see 'em" under the microscope & can back up our identifications in court.

Service: We offer the fastest wood identification service available, within 1 -2 weeks of receipt of the samples & payment. Our RUSH service can get you an answer within a day or two. Our service also includes a professionally written report sent to you via email.
Links to our Colleagues and Professional Friends:

Alden Identification Service
Accuracy   -  Integrity  -  Service

Specializing in
Scientific Wood Identification for over 30 years.
Visit our new website at: www.wood-identification.com