Dawdon's Fossil Tree

  • Description

    "This fossil remnant of a tree has been installed on the open ground above Nose's Point, . The plaque reads "The fossil here is likely to be a remnant of Sigillaria or club moss, a species that survives today as a short ground-hugging plant. But in the Carboniferous swamps and forests, around 320 million years ago, it could grow up to 30 metres high. This fossilised remnant is a section of the main trunk and would have quite a large specimen. It was discovered in Dawdon Colliery."" Photo by Oliver Dixon, 2016.
  • Owner

    Oliver Dixon
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4822549
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 10 months ago
    Viewed: 1408 times
    Picture Taken: 2016-02-10
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