Arizona is one of those American states that is characterized by dry, strong winds and deserts, an environment that dries skin and makes sun exposure dangerous.
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It lacks the scenery of woods and woodlands, although Arizona was once so millions of years ago, and Petrification National Park is located in the northeastern portion of the state.
What became of the wood created in this manner in the majestic rock trees of Arizona’s forests? They think that petrified wood was discovered in prehistoric times.
It is assumed that fossil wood formed when plant debris became lodged in the mud. Wood is protected from degradation caused by oxygen and organisms when it is buried deep in mud.
Because the wood is held in deep water, groundwater minerals such as silica, calcite, and pyrite pass through the sediment, replacing the original plant material.
Even highly costly materials, like wood, may enter opal. As a result, a fossil of early woody material is formed, with retained characteristics of bark, wood, and cellular structures.
The park is 146 square miles in size. It’s dusty and windy, but because it’s at 5,400 feet elevation, it’s not as scorching as lower-elevation desert locations, and it’s largely covered with grasses rather than cactus and other desert vegetation.
Of course, the main draw here is the petrified trees that grew here around 225 million years ago when this section of Arizona was at a very low height along the coast of the Great Ocean to the west.
Along with trees, several fossil species like as freshwater snails, huge amphibians, reptiles such as crocodiles, and early dinosaurs have been discovered here.