A Tulip Tree

Many years ago I had a large tulip tree in my backyard. It was pretty much dead so I had it cut down. About 5 years ago I noticed a new tulip tree springing up near where the old one had been cut down. I haven’t done anything to prune it or tie it up to become straight. Some days the tree looks to me like it is floating in air.

There are tulip trees all around my neighborhood and they all seem to be the same color as mine.

“The tulip tree is sometimes called “tulip poplar” or “yellow poplar“, and the wood simply “poplar”, although unrelated to the genus Populus. The tree is also called canoewood, saddle leaf tree and white wood. The Onondaga tribe calls it Ko-yen-ta-ka-ah-tas (the white tree).”