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Tulip Tree

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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:07 AM

Subject: Tulip Tree

Common Name: Tulip Tree, Magnum Magnolia, Yellow Poplar


 


Latin Name: Liriodendron tulipifera


 


Family: Magnoliaceae


 


Size: Up to 12 ft tall, normally around 60 - 70 ft.


 


Shape:Very tall with branches starting half way up. The trunk is very straight. The crow is dense at top, with random branches near the middle. Decurrent.


 


Trunk: The trunk can be 5 ft wide. The trunk is very straight and tall.


 


Wood: The wood is a hardwood, but not the greatest for firewood. It smells.


 


Branches: The branches are weak, and dangerous to climbers. The branches start asending then spread.


 


Description: This tree is rare in the GTA. It is beautiful and hides in people backyards. The trees bloom a beautiful yellow and red. The trees are very tall, and stunning to see in bloom. They do resemble poplars and frequently drop brittle branches.

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