The image shows the center of a polished slice of a petrified tree from the late Triassic period (approximately 230 million years ago) found in Arizona.
The remains of insects can be detected in an enlarged image.
Wild flowers abound—the wild anemone, first to appear in the spring, the humble bloodroot, the glamorous trillium, the precious and rare lady’s-slipper.
In that enchanting setting, roam a host of wild animals, none dangerous and all interesting to watch—deer, raccoons, woodchucks and squirrels (including the flying variety), grouse, quails and wild ducks, and innumerable other birds which paint flashes of brilliant colors in the air and fill the silence of the woods with their gay and harmonious songs.
Canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, antiquing, golfing, fishing, vineyards, all just minutes away.
Made of high hills, valleys and rivers, covered with wild flowers, and trees of many species, rich in history, culture, and nature, Blue Mountain Oasis will greet you and take your breath away.
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Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning "rock" or "stone"; literally "wood turned into stone") is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation.
It is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization.
The petrifaction process occurs underground, when wood becomes buried under sediment or volcanic ash and is initially preserved due to a lack of oxygen which inhibits aerobic decomposition.
Mineral-laden water flowing through the covering material deposits minerals in the plant's cells; as the plant's lignin and cellulose decay, a stone mold forms in its place.