Petrified Tree

Petrified Tree (HM1MUI)

Location: Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 Park County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 54.933', W 110° 26.308'

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Subtropical Yellowstone

This petrified redwood is a clue to a warmer, damper, more violent Yellowstone landscape. Anatomically the trunk is indistinguishable from present-day redwoods in California.When a chain of volcanoes erupted here in Eocene times 50 million years ago, they triggered massive landslides into mountain and valley streams. The rolling mix of ash, water and sand buried forests. Before the trees could rot, abundant silica in the volcanic flow plugged living cells, creating "forests of stone."
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 544322 N 4973722
Decimal Degrees44.91555000, -110.43846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 54.933', W 110° 26.308'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 54' 55.98" N, 110° 26' 18.48" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, US
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