This tree in Joggins, Nova Scotia did not stand for a million years
Polystrate fossils are those which span a number of geologic strata. Typically polystrates are trees but they could result from the remains of any organism or even from the remains of a collected group of organisms such as a school of jellyfish buried in layered sediments that allegedly were deposited over a million years. The polystrate fossil above, embedded in the Fossil Cliffs of Joggins in Nova Scotia, Canada, a tree there like many others, would not exist but would have eroded if it had to stand for a million years or more while awaiting the sediments around it to build up so that it could then be protected from erosion. Further, the top of polystrates often do not show more erosion than the lower portions, presenting additional hard scientific evidence that these organisms were not sticking up out of the ground for eons awaiting full burial. All this contradicts the claim that the related geologic layers were deposited slowly. See also CRSQ, ICR Impact, and Real Science Friday.