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Description and Identification of Yellow Poplar
Tulip tree leaf

Tulip tree's unique leaf

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Common Names: tuliptree, tulip-poplar, white-poplar, and whitewood
Habitat: Deep, rich, well-drained soils of forest coves and lower mountain slopes.
Description: One of the most attractive and tallest of eastern hardwoods. It is fast growing and may reach 300 years of age on deep, rich, well-drained soils of forest coves and lower mountain slopes.
Uses: The wood has high commercial value because of its versatility and as a substitute for increasingly scarce softwoods in furniture and framing construction. Yellow-poplar is also valued as a honey tree, a source of wildlife food, and a shade tree for large areas.

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