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Characteristics of Tulip Poplar Wood


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Tulip poplar, or Liriodendron tulipifera, is a member of the magnolia family. The tree can reach a height of 120 feet. The wood derived from the tulip poplar is used in the construction of furniture.

Description

  • The tulip poplar tree produces yellow tulip-shaped flowers. The twigs are reddish-brown and the leaves are dark green. It is shaped like a pyramid.

Wood Characteristics

  • Tulip poplar tree wood is malleable. It is soft, brittle and light. The tree trunk bark is smooth and has a gray color.

Wood Applications

  • Tulip poplar wood is converted to pulpwood for the production of paper. The wood is also used as flat panels on doors and cabinets.

Tree Applications

  • Tulip poplar trees make excellent ornamental trees because of their shape, resistance to pests and beautiful flowers. They are also used for reforestation because they grow quickly.

Soil Condition

  • Tulip poplar trees require well draining, loose soil. They can thrive in soil that has a pH between 4.5 to 7.5.

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