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Almost four decades have elapsed since Platen (1908), the German paleobotanist, published his report upon the fossil woods of the western United States. Since then no over-all treatment of these materials has been attempted. although Platen overlooked the Pacific Northwest with its abundance of Tertiary petrified woods. The purpose of this paper is to bring knowledge of the western coniferous woods of the Tertiary up to date. In this effort the writer recognizes that much of this information has been accumulated incidentally in the study of the Russell Petrified Forest series of central Washington, and that it is not as complete as he might wish.
Beck, G. F. (1945). Tertiary Coniferous Woods of Western North America. Northwest Science, 19(3 and 4), 67-69, 89-102.
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This article was originally published in Northwest Science.