Ancient Carboniferous Fossil TreesStephenville
This is the oldest known fossil bed of mountain trees that produced seeds more than 305 million years ago. Newfoundland was part of a much larger continental mass and was much further south than today, so the trees grew in a tropical climate and towered to over 160 feet. It is believed that these fossils are rare and represent the first trees that grew on slopes – a major event regarding the evolution of trees in the world. Protected by the Provincial Historic Resource Act.