Map of petrified wood forests around the world

Petrified (or fossilized) wood is found in a range of locations all around the world: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, The Czech Republic, Germany, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Libya, Madagascar, New Zealand, the Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States (South Dakota, Arizona, California, Mississippi, Colorado).

In the vast majority of these countries, removal of fossil wood is protected by National Park status or the stone forests are declared a world heritage site.

The petrified forests of Arizona

The most spectacular petrified forests in the world

Undoubtedly the most famous petrified forest in the world is that found in Arizona, USA.

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