Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulip Poplar

 

Quarryville Elementary School,  211 South Hess Street, Quarryville PA (behind the school)

 

Scott Peiffer, Kathleen Hood

 

This tree is a certified direct descendant of a Tulip Tree planted by George Washington at Mount Vernon VA in 1785.  Still alive in 2019, the Mt. Vernon tree is thus 234+ years old.

 

This amazing species is the tallest hardwood in eastern North America, with a maximum known height of about 190 feet.

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[Last photo is by G. Sheller.]