Along the main thematic trail “walking along the sequoia forest” in the Lesvos Petrified Forest Park at Bali Alonia the visitor meets clusters of standing and lying sequoia tree trunks 20 million years old, fossilized in their natural position.
One of the most remarkable fossils is the petrified tree trunk no 51 with vivid colors, surrounded by pyroclastic materials. This large standing conifer tree has impressive red-purple color, clear annual rings and perfectly preserved morphological characteristics of the wood.
The trunk belongs to the Taxodiaceae family, on species Taxodioxylon gypsaceum, an ancestral form of the modern species Sequoia sempervirens.
In front of the trunk a lying part of a big tree branch no 52, measuring 60cm of another neighboring tree trunk.
Behind the standing tree trunk lays a second broken branch which probably belongs to the tree trunk No 51.