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Petrified Tree

Posted by on September 15, 2016

Petrified Tree
From The
Pike Petrified Forest, Colorado
This Section Weighs Five Tons And Measures 7 1/2 Feet
In Diameter. The Original Tree, Estimated To Have
Been 200 Feet Tall, Was Part Of A Sub-Tropical Forest
55 to 70 Million Years Ago In What Is Now Colorado.
Scientists Believe It To Be From The Redwood Of Sequoia
Species. During Some Prehistoric Era A Cataclysmic
Upheaval Caused Silica Laden Water To Overspread The
Living Forest. Wood Cells Were Changed During The
Course Of Time To Sandstone. Opals Were Formed
Within The Tree Trunk Itself.

Presented to Disneyland
by
Mrs. Walt Disney
September, 1957

Toby Wells on top of the Petrified Tree