Scientists uncover world's oldest forest

December 19, 2019 - General

Scientists have discovered remnants of the world’s oldest fossil forest in a sandstone quarry in Cairo, New York.

The rooting system of the ancient tree Archaeopteris at the Cairo fossil Forest site
 [Credit: Charles Ver Straeten]It is believed the extensive network of trees, which would have spread from New York all the way into Pennsylvania and beyond, is around 386 million years old.

This makes the Cairo forest around 2 or 3…

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