Tulip Poplar

Size: The tree attains heights between 80-120 feet and the trunk can grow between 2-5 feet in diameter.

Location: The tree grows mainly east of the Mississippi River, runs as far south as Florida, and as far north as Central Michigan and Northern New York.

Fun Facts: The Yellow Poplar is the tallest growing hardwood tree in North America and is also commonly called the Tulip Poplar.

Leaf Characteristics: The leaf has four points and looks very similar to a petal on the Tulip flower.

Bark: The bark has deep ridges running vertically down the tree leaving thin thick sections.

Flowers: The flowers are a bright yellow color, similar to the tulip flower. The flower is one of the biggest on trees in North America.