Oregon's Ghost Forest is the mysterious remains of a Sitka Spruce forest. This "forest" consists of barnacle covered tree stumps found on the beach in Neskowin, Oregon. They are several thousand years old.
This forest was buried under beach sand most of that time until exposed by beach erosion about 20 years ago.
Research suggests these trees were buried very suddenly during one of the Pacific Northwest's many catastrophic earthquakes. These powerful earthquakes occur along the Cascadia Subduction Zone just off the Oregon-Washington coasts.