Fossil Trees?


Part 2



This is Ken Ham, on a mission to call the church and culture back to the authority of God’s Word.


Most geologic processes today happen very slowly. So scientists assume that’s how most of the geologic features we see today had formed. Then Mount St. Helens exploded!

In 1980, scientists watched two-hundred-foot-tall trees on a mountain snap like toothpicks. By afternoon, one million trees floated in the nearby lake. These logs sank … and were soon buried in layers of mud.

Around the world we find fossil trees buried in rock layers. Geologists assume they fossilized slowly. But Mount St. Helens showed that’s not the case! Like the trees buried by Mount St. Helens, those fossil trees were buried in a catastrophe—the flood of Genesis!

Dig Deeper

About Ken Ham

Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.

Ken Ham’s Daily Email

Email me with Ken’s daily email:

Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Learn more

  • Customer Service 800.778.3390