Petrified Forest is named after the large deposition of petrified woods, it is especially known for its fossils and fallen tree remnants. The park consists of two main sections, and recent legislation has authorized doubling the land area to 218,533 acres. Located in the south are the major concentrations of the famous colorful petrified wood; in the north rise the colorful banded badlands of the Painted Desert. Giant fossilized logs, many of them fractured into cord-wood-size segments. Most of the Petrified Forest National Park's petrified wood comes from tall conifers. These ancient trees grew more than 200 million years ago along waterways, where periodic flooding uprooted trees.
Related Journals of Petrified Forest
International Agriculture and Forest, Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, Journal of Forest Research, Journal of Tropical Forest Science, Journal of Forest Science, Austrian Journal of Forest Science, New Zealand Journal of Forestry