Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The earth’s oldest forest is located nearby?

The earth’s oldest forest is located nearby?

Thanks to an 1869 flash flood that exposed 385-million-year-old fossilized stumps in the eastern New York town of Gilboa, scientists discovered the earth's oldest forest. The trees looked like modern tree ferns and grew 25 feet tall or more.

Source: Smithsonian magazine, July 2007 issue

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