It’s a Tulip Tree
The Arbor Day Foundation, says a tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipifera is…“A fast-growing tree with bright green leaves that resemble tulip flowers in profile and turn golden yellow in fall. Greenish-yellow flowers are carried high in the tree. Stems are aromatic. Likes full sun. Grows to 70′ to 90′, 40′ spread. (zones 4-9)”
According to The Peace Bee Farmer, the tulip tree, also known as Tulip Poplar or Yellow Poplar tree, is a member of the Magnolia family and an important nectar source across Tennessee, Kentucky, and much of the eastern United States.
Speaking of Arbor Day, I was able to volunteer in the removal of life-choking ivy from alder and ash trees. In the process, I shot some video. Okay, I was mostly pointing the camera in people’s faces, but I was able to actually DO some work too.