By Alex Hargrave
Buffalo Bulletin Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Couple unearths 60-million-year-old tree east of Buffalo

 

November 22, 2023

Photo courtesy of Jeanne Peterson

While digging water lines for their RV park east of Buffalo this summer, Jeanne Peterson and her husband, Robert Suchor, hit a petrified tree. The couple plan to display the tree in their campground.

BUFFALO - Jeanne Peterson and her husband, Robert Suchor, weren't necessarily surprised to find an ancient tree beneath the surface of their property east of Buffalo.

Destined to become an RV campground, the couple's land sits just south of the Bureau of Land Management's Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area, where petrified trees provide evidence of a much different landscape 60 million years ago than exists today.

"There's more to the desert than meets the eye," Peterson said.

The petrified wood both on the BLM managed site and on couple's property are remnants of Metas...



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