Fossilised tree plaque

  • Description

    Fossil Tree Sigillaria SP This great tree grew in a forest of the middle carboniferous period (about 250 million years ago) near Edmundbyers Cross now 1550 feet above sea-leavel. As its vegetable matter decayed this was replaced by sand which has formed a perfect cast in hard ganister. The roots (Stigmaria) show their characteristic form. The tree was brought to Stanhope and erected here in 1962 by Mr J G Beaston.
  • Owner

    gregwake
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License
  • Further information

    Link: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4099/4930645416_c0e2567940.jpg
    Alternate Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84095300@N00/4930645416/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 6 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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