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Magnoliaceae -- Magnolia family

    Donald E. Beck

    Yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), also called  tuliptree, tulip-poplar, white-poplar, and whitewood, is 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. 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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Donald E. Beck

Source: Silvics of North America

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