Re: 45 million year old trees get the chop

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Fri May 26 2000 - 03:56:18 MDT

Doug Skrecky wrote:
> A team of U.S. researchers is currently "investigating"
> a 45 million year old buried forest on Axel Heiberg island
> in the Canadian Arctic. Last year these Americans had
> became rather unpopular when they started to use chain
> saws on the buried tree stumps. That's right - chain saws.
> These are not fossilized trees remains, but instead they
> are mummified wooden tree stumps.
> Makes one think about how fleeting life can be, among
> other things.

How the hell else are you going to get good quality ring cross sections?

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