Wood of the day #34: Tulip Poplar

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 02-03-2015 01:34 PM 1333 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Tulip Poplar, Poplar, Yellow-poplar, Tuliptree, American Tuliptree, Whitewood, Fiddle Tree
  • Botanical name: Liriodendron tulipifera
  • Synonymous: Tulipifera liriodendron
  • Distribution: Eastern United States
  • Description: Light creamy yellow wood. It can also be seen in mineral stained colours ranging from dark purple, red, green to yellow. My sample is of a deep, almost grey green.
  • Fun facts: This wood change colour with minerals and there are some rare occasions of Rainbow Poplar
    Commonly known as Poplar, it does not belong to the Populus genus but rather to the Magnolia genus and should be known as Tulip Poplar.
    Due to its Violin shaped leafs its sometime known as Fiddle tree.
  • Sampled by: Me

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#1 posted 02-04-2015 12:43 AM

Hi Creekone,
I do enjoy your postings of the wood of the day … but you are drowning me with information when you post 5 or 6 in one day.
I think it would be cool to post one a day and let us anticipate the next one.

Just my opinion … and looking forward to the next ‘wood of the day’

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#2 posted 02-04-2015 09:43 AM

Yes, i know, i was away on a 15 day hike and i wanted to catch up
, sorry.

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