The carved symbol was found while sampling one of the fossil trees
for wood-eating insects and fungi.
The upright fossil tree
ofMacroneuropteris scheuchzeri buried in growth position and described herein helps fill this gap in our knowledge.
UP FOR GRABS Above, a postcard of the Stanhope fossil tree
, now on display in the town, when it was found in a County Durham quarry.
Emmons assigned the fossil tree
to "the order sigillariae" and noted its resemblance to "a fluted column" (Emmons 1836, p.
A university spokes-man said: "The segment of the fossil tree
is rare these days as this sort of find only usually comes from around active coal fields.
On the remains of a reptile (Dendrerpeton acadianum Wyman and Owen), and of a land shell discovered in the interior of an erect fossil tree
in the coal measures of Nova Scotia.
Jim Martin, who retired as a BT engineer 12 years ago and lives at Hadston, is warden at Hauxley nature reserve where visitors park next to a fossil tree
dug up during opencasting and a Bronze Age stone burial chamber which has been reassembled.
Some account of a fossil tree
in the Coal Grit near Darlaston, south Staffordshire.
Slapestones near Osmotherly is home to the Chequers Inn, the pub sign boldly boasts "Be not in haste, step in and taste, Ale tomorrow for nothing" It is rumoured a young man stayed in the pub all day and all night to take advantage of the offer, but the following day the publican informed him "his tomorrow was still yet to come" Carlton Quarry is home to a fossil tree
that must have fallen from Carlton Bank and then embedded itself overtime in the sandstone, originally nine feet long it broke into fragments The original Town End Bridge Stokesley was demolished in 1956, it has been said of it's replacement "once we had both a useful and beautiful bridge now a useful one "
The best-known polystrate fossil was a fossil tree
stem at least 37 feet long that was found in Craigleith Quarry near Edinburgh in 1830.