Newfound Fossils Reveal Secrets of World’s Oldest Forest

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: April 18, 2007   View Article

The world’s earliest forest may have been filled with slender trees that were three stories tall and capped with branches that resembled bottlebrushes.

That’s the picture painted by two newfound fossils that are providing unprecedented insight into the appearance and ecology of the first known forest, according to a new study.

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