They call them "Tulip Poplars" here in Indiana. They have very soft wood.
We had a HUGE one (3' in diameter at the base) come crashing down in a storm
that wasn't all that bad. I'd avoid having a big one near anything
Yes it is a Tulip Poplar and is the Indiana State tree. They also call
it a YELLOW poplar because when you saw the lumber it has a yellow tent
to it. Our ancestors love this tree because termites won't mess with it.
They sided their barns with it and unpainted it would last 100 years. It
is not real hard but great for framing. My house is framed complete with
it. I also paneled some rooms with it. when exposed to the light it
turns a soft brown and after several years it is hard to tell from
Mel & Donnie down in Bluebird Valley In the middle of beautiful down
town Yountsville. Managers of the water works.
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