Liriodendron tulipifera

In the Magnoliaceae, commonly called Tuliptree, or Yellow Poplar.


You can ID it from the leaf shape which we describe as being lyrate.

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Some factoids:

Deciduous, USDA Zones 5-10, to 120' tall, tallest native hardwood in the eastern US, fragrant flowers born high in the crown.

George Washington
and Thomas Jefferson both planted this tree at their respective estates.

Daniel Boone is said to have carved a 60-foot-long canoe from a single trunk.

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