Petrified wood forms when fallen trees get washed down a river and buried under layers of mud, ash from volcanoes and other materials. Sealed beneath this muck deprives the rotting wood from oxygen — the necessary ingredient for decay. As the wood's organic tissues slowly break down, the resulting voids in the tree are filled with minerals such as silica.
Over millions of years, these minerals crystallize within the wood's cellular structure forming the stone-like material known as petrified wood
Petrified wood can assist anyone who is feeling stuck or experiencing being frozen in time. It helps to creative balance and offers a foundation from which to launch new goals or undertake a different path. Petrified wood is also a wonderful grounding stone. It helps to calm scattered energies.