Forest of Burning Trees

Pillars of Lava
Pillars of Lava
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Forest of lava trees resulting from eruption of a 1-km-line of vents east of Puu Kahaualea. The bulbous top of each lava tree marks the high stand of the lava flow as it spread through the trees. As the fissure eruption waned, the flow continued to spread laterally; its surface subsided, leaving pillars of lava that had chilled against tree trunks. Spattering is from fissure out of view to the left. Note blob of spatter adhering to the top of the stripped ohia tree (photo by J.D. Griggs, 1/7/83, JG653)