Made in stone! The world's most breathtaking petrified forests
Where to admire trees that have turned to stone
Trees can live for thousands of years as majestic living things, but when dead their remains often stick around for hundreds of millions more as fossilized wood. While the United States boasts the biggest number of petrified tree sites in the world, there are some equally impressive places on Earth where you can witness this impressive phenomenon.
Browse the gallery and take a virtual tour through some of most beautiful and beguiling petrified forests on the planet.
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LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
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HEALTH Middle age