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

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 Metasequoi...

 

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