Monday, October 3, 2011

Lalbagh Gardens - Tree Fossil, Bangalore

The Lalbagh Gardens at Bangalore is an important destination where one can find variety of flowers, fountains, trees. One of them is tree fossil.

This tree fossil is a collection from the Natioanl Fossil Park, Tiruvakkarai, South Arcot in Tamilnadu. It is supposed to be 20 million years old.

The fossil is of petrified coniferous tree.

56 comments:

Cloudia said...

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GrandmaK said...

Nature's work of art. Beautiful! Cathy

Team G Square said...

One of the attractions of our lalbagh

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, Rajesh, that is absolutely amazing. A petrified conifer 20 million years old! I love it. I'm almost that old myself.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Kim, USA said...

Oh wow I am pretty sure this could be million years old. ^_^

Yellow Rose

Liz said...

Amazing! Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC

Krishna said...

nice information

nice photo

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Interesting.....theres one of this in the botanical gardens in Ooty!

Zuzana said...

Very interesting, it reminds me of a large Sequoia trunk.;)
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R Sudhir Kumar said...

Can you believe its ages since I have visited Lalbagh, If this is there then time I plan a trip, though its only on the other side of the city

joo said...

It's really impressive!

joshi daniel said...

that's interesting!

Romina said...

Beautiful photo, it's great to see the fossil looks beautiful still even it's very very old already.

ladyfi said...

What an amazing fossil!

Dianne said...

20 million!!
wow
amazing

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

True some things just get more beautiful and valuable with age. I love anything about India. Amazing shot.
QMM

DeeBee L. said...

I find fossilized plants and trees absolutely fascinating, it's an open window in pre-history...makes you feel so small!

Sylvia K said...

Incredible! And how wonderful that we can still see and touch something so very old! What an amazing world we live in! Have a wonderful week, Rajesh!

Sylvia

Carver said...

The tree fossil is fantastic. I love to see the remains of trees.

Nisha said...

tree fossil!!! love ths post rajesh...i always love ths and feel like using one as stool or center table n my home...

Barb said...

Rajesh - I can't even imagine that span of time! Did it feel like rock? It's girth is immense.

eileeninmd said...

Very cool to see this tree fossil. Thanks for sharing. Great shots. Have a great day!

Tammie Lee said...

wow, that is a huge tree fossil! Awesome to see.

Gary said...

Wow, 20 million years is incomprehendisable. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Al said...

Tree fossils are impressive. There are some spectacular ones near us, there's a national park dedicated to them.

Ann said...

is there a hole for children to hide. 20 million years is beyond comprehension.

magiceye said...

wow!!

Arija said...

. . and a great fossil it is, of a remarkable size as well.
Thank you for posting this.

alicesg said...

Wow must be a very huge tree.

Life Ramblings said...

the tree looks intriguing. great find and thanks for sharing.

Jacob said...

Fascinating. We have a "forest" of fossilized trees in the western part of the U.S. I remember visiting The Petrified Forest as a child and buying a small piece for a souvenir...don't know what happened to it, though.

nonizamboni said...

Amazing to ponder how really old this tree is! thanks for sharing

Jeevan said...

This is a grand tree fossil, unlike the ones i seen in Ooty and childrens park here. I have been to lal bagh, but i miss checking this.

Andrea said...

Oh it must have been a very huge tree. I prefer that this is displayed inside a covered area or a museum, so the elements and rain will not erode it slowly, that it can still last for longer time!

Jama said...

An amazing sight!

Roger Owen Green said...

impressive structure, and natural.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Nanka said...

Incredible!! I'm speechless!!

Reader Wil said...

Amazing how old the world is! How old are we human beings! What did we do to improve humanity, to respect each other? Beautiful fossil tree! Thank you so much!

Susie Clevenger said...

Wow! So amazing to see something that is believed to be a million years old. Thanks so much for sharing!

Scriptor Senex said...

Wow - that is one impressive fossil - a fascinating post, thank you.

Ash said...

Very nice!

Eden said...

Wow, that is really cool. What a lovely place to visit!

Hazel said...

That is one huge fossil tree! Fossils are fascinating.

A.Barlow said...

Very interesting. Always thought it was cool how things like trees and sea shells can polymorph into stone.

JM said...

WOW! Fantastic!

Joy said...

Amazing, imagine what the world was like when it was young. Like what you did with the sign.

Jo Bryant said...

that is really amazing

George said...

That is a huge piece of petrified wood. We saw many smaller pieces of petrified wood in our Petrified Forest National Park this past June.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating age old fossil of the tree.

Pietro said...

So interesting!

Jackie said...

Amazing. I have seen a petrified Redwood tree at Calistoga years ago, I was so busy looking at it I nearly stepped on a snake.

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Arti said...

WOW! Loved it, looks so rustic.. thanks for sharing.

Arnab Maity said...

This looks interesting, I have been to Lalbagh quite a number of times, yet missed this piece.Thanks for sharing!

deepazartz said...

OMG! That old and yet so earthly beautiful:)
Interesting info.

Rajesh said...

Thank you. I am glad you all liked it.