FEATURED NATIVE TREE: Liriodendron tulipifera, tulip tree
The tulip tree is one of the most attractive and tallest of eastern hardwoods. It is fast growing and can reach a height of 150 feet, with a soaring straight trunk and tulip-shaped blossoms high in the canopy. Distinctive leaves are shaped like a cat's face. Hummingbirds enjoy its nectar, while Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers enjoy its sap. Tulip trees produce seeds, which are favorites of Northern Cardinals. Hollow spaces inside this tree provide homes for squirrels and raccoons, among other animals.
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