No, this is not a fungus. But it is unusual. It is the Oregon state fossil: http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/...
It is still considered endangered. It may be the fore-bearer of the modern Sequoia sempervirens (Coastal redwood) and Sequoia giganteum (Giant sequoia).
During mild winters the leaves and small twigs may winter-over. During most winters, the leaves and small twigs are shed, making it look similar to a larch.
Fossilized Metasequoia can be found at several locations in Oregon: the John Day fossil beds is just one.
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