The Petrified forest in Eastern Arizona is a perfect example of why our natural heritage needs to be preserved. When news came east of trees turned to stone in the mid 1800's people came to see it and take souvenirs. Sometimes whole petrified logs were carried off on trains. In 1906 parts were put aside as the Petrified Forest National Monument. the Jasper Forest and the Crystal Forest are a mere shadow of their former glory.
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Copyright 1995, G. Edward Johnson
Petrified Logs. Here are a few petrified logs lying on the ground.
they are at least 14 inches in diameter. (23KB, JPEG)
Cactus in Wood. This is a cactus in full bloom, growing in the
remains of a petrified log. (51KB, JPEG)
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