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Yellow Poplar, the Eastern Giant

 
Yellow Poplar, the Eastern Giant

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Object Title: Yellow Poplar, the Eastern Giant

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Created/Edited: Feb 1, 2009 / Feb 1, 2009

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The South's Grand Tree

Since the southern USA has lost its giant hemlock trees, our biggest old growth trees are now dominated by the Yellow or Tulip poplar. In fact, the Yellow poplar is not a true poplar, but is more closely related to the magnolia. It's a fast growing hardwood that gains a lot of height in a relatively short span of time. It tends to grow straight and true, sometimes with grand trunks and few limbs low on the tree.

Some of the best groves of poplars can be found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Another spot for viewing huge old poplars is the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest in North Carolina.

Generally speaking, many communities in the southeast have some remnant poplar trees of great size. If one happens upon a truly huge tree in a southern mountain or Piedmont forest, it's likely a poplar.

External Links

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest brochure.

Images


Smoky Mountain Tree Hugger 1996

Smoky Mountain Tree Hugger 1996

Puny Human!

Puny Human!

One of the thousands and...

One of the thousands and...

Hollow Giant

Hollow Giant

Curved Poplar with Human

Curved Poplar with Human

Beneath the giant.

Beneath the giant.

Having lunch at the foot of a...

Having lunch at the foot of a...

Grand groves

Grand groves

Curved Poplar Wide View

Curved Poplar Wide View

Inside a polar

Inside a polar

Big trees everywhere along...

Big trees everywhere along...

The World\'s Champion Yellow Poplar

The World's Champion Yellow Poplar

In the forest.

In the forest.

Old Giant topples.

Old Giant topples.

Poplar with moss.

Poplar with moss.


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tarolattached to tree albums list

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hope you don't mind :)
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Nope! I don't mind at all! Thanks!
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