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.
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.
Tulip poplar tree wood is malleable. It is soft, brittle and light. The tree trunk bark is smooth and has a gray color.
Tulip poplar wood is converted to pulpwood for the production of paper. The wood is also used as flat panels on doors and cabinets.
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.
Tulip poplar trees require well draining, loose soil. They can thrive in soil that has a pH between 4.5 to 7.5.