Petrified Trees found at Yellowstone National Park have been claimed to be successive forests growing over tens of thousands of years. This time-span would go against the Biblical timescale, but could these trees be evidence of Noah’s Flood? Check out these key details:
“The stumps are usually barkless and limbless and most of the roots are broken off abruptly. The trees appear to have been broken off from their roots, transported, and deposited (often upright) in beds one above another.
Additionally, matching tree ring patterns for trees on several different levels have been found, indicating the trees lived at the same time. Similar growth ring patterns suggest the different levels were deposited in rapid succession over a short time period.
If each level represented a separate volcanic episode, we would expect the mineral content of each level to be quite different. But the mineral content is actually consistent throughout the whole sequence, indicating there was only one major volcanic event occurring within a fairly short time frame.
Every modern forest has its complement of plants, animals, and soils that make up a supportive ecosystem. Yet the petrified “forests” of Yellowstone lack all of these…
…In fact, there are about 200 species of trees, ranging from tropical to cool temperate climates, mixed throughout the layers.”
This excerpt comes from the book – Your Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks: http://www.discovercreation.org/shop/youth-adult-books/your-guide-to-yellowstone-and-grand-teton-national-parks/