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Other Parks of the Petrified Forest

μεγέθυνση φωτογραφίας - Εντοπισμός και αποκάλυψη απολιθωμένου κορμού στο Πάρκο Χαμανδρούλας

Hamandroula Park

The Hamandroula region, part of the municipality of Eressos, is one of the main locations of the Petrified Forest with a large concentration of fossilized tree trunks. The park was expropriated from the municipality because of its priceless petrified remains, tens of standing and lying fossilized conifer and angiosperm trunks with impressive colouring and preservation of their morphological characteristics of the wood.

μεγέθυνση φωτογραφίας - Κατακείμενος κορμός με μήκος 20μ. στο Πάρκο Σκιαμούδας

μεγέθυνση φωτογραφίας - Έργα προστασίας των απολιθωμένων ευρημάτων στο Πάρκο Σκαμνιούδας

Skamiouda Antissa Park

The Skamiouda Park is located outside of the protected region of the Petrified Forest, near Antissa, proving that the extent of the Petrified Forest is much larger than the area that is currently recognized as a natural monument.
Excavation work has uncovered standing and lying fossilized trunks in an excellent state of preservation, and of special scientific value.
The most impressive find is a gigantic lying petrified conifer trunk, length 15 m and circumference ca. 2m with excellently preserved morphological identifiers. This new find belongs to the conifers, an example of the species Taxodioxylon gypsaceum which is an ancestral form of the sequoia tree.

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