The Virtual Petrified Wood Museum.  Dedicated to the Exhibition and Educational Study of Permineralized Plant Material
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Sequoia Stem
This permineralized Sequoia trunk from Sunnyside Washington is typical of conifer wood. A small pith is surrounded by rings of secondary woody growth composed mostly of xylem tissue (tracheids). Like most petrified wood the bark tissue has not been preserved.

Two important Eocene-aged petrified wood deposits preserve Sequoia trees in growth position. Visit the Eocene section of our website to learn more or click on the image titles below to access printable version of our articles on these fascinating fossil sites.

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