Bulletin Article: The Fossil Forests of Eastern Washington
The Okanagan Highlands of Eastern Washington are thought to be one of the birthplaces of today’s Northern Hemisphere temperate forests. Described as ancient “orchards” and “gardens,” they contain the world’s oldest fossil records of some of Washington State’s economic staples: apple (Malus), cherry (Prunus), and raspberry (Rubus).
In the latest issue of the Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin, Daniel Mount describes the ancient forests of the Okanagan and how the fossils were formed. Read the full article.