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When the Yellowstone Volcano erupted, causing many shifts in tectonic movements and plates, the sheer amount of pressure and heat literally changed the infrastructure of the many trees there into stone. This exhibit is a must-see, and scientists suspect that this tree has been petrified for over 50 million years, so I suggest that you "go out on a limb" and come see this amazing exhibit!

Short Hike: The nearest parking is only about fifty feet away, and it requires minimal effort to reach the petrified tree.

Family Friendly: This geological feature makes the perfect family exhibit, like a museum in the wilderness!

Gem Type: Geologic Feature

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Owen C.

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Jun 9, 2021
Feliciano Mora
Saw late in the evening. Amazing historical significance.
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Graham Mayfield
Cool fossilized red wood

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