Our National Public Lands hold many treasures and clues to what the world held before we were here. George W. Lund Petrified Forest, also known historically as Leadville Petrified Forest is one of those treasures.
Lund Petrified Forest is a Bureau of Land Management preserve that contains over 200 mappable occurrences of petrified wood. The trees were buried by volcanic ash roughly 15 million years ago. Once dominated by forest (analysis suggests that the largest of the stumps belonged to giant sequoias) the area is now dominated by sagebrush and other high desert shrubs.
September 30, 2017 is National Public Lands Day. To celebrate this we are going to share images of public lands from our archives every day in September.
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