Sunday, August 18, 2013

PowerShot Sunday - Fossil Tree

Fossil tree

The fossil tree trunk displayed at the Ooty Botanical Garden, is from 20 million year old rocks. The trees carried by rivers and deposited in inland lakes were transformed with replacement of the woody matter by silica give rise to fossil tree trunks.  The fossil tree was presented by the Geological Survey of India, from the National Fossil Park in Tiruvakkarai, Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu.

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

like what we call petrified wood. neat!

Simran said...

A great antique.. and must appreciate its supreme beauty :)

Indrani said...

So many stories to tell...

Rajesh said...

Interesting information.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Interesting piece of information !

Destination Infinity said...

'Kallagiya maram, karkalagi kondirukkum manidhargal' :P

Destination Infinity

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Imagine how many things this tree has seen in its life...what an amazing thought.

George said...

This is a neat picture. It reminds me of our visit to the Petrified Forest out west in this country.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, This reminded me of our trip to visit the Petrified Forest in Arizona.... amazing!

Check it out (cut and paste): http://betsyfromtennessee.blogspot.com/2011/08/petrified-forest-national-park-arizona.html

Hugs,
Betsy

Ponniyinselvan/karthikeyan said...

Nature's wonder.Unbelievable that a tree turning to be stone.

Twilight Man said...

I love old trees and saw many ancient pine trees on the mountains in China. They are still alive and growing after braving the 4 seasons each year for a few hundred years! If you are interested, you can see my old posts of Huashan Mountains in Xian.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Memories of home :D

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

nice shot.