tulip poplar


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Recent Examples on the Web The sanctuary is nestled among tulip poplar, black walnut, and sourwood trees in the mountains of northern Georgia. Greg Kahn, National Geographic, "Sanctuary for retired lab chimps embroiled in dispute over quality of its care," 8 July 2020 On the lawn of the East Terrace, right by the mansion, sits three old tulip poplars and a beech tree. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "An unsettlingly warm winter unlocks flowering treasures," 19 Feb. 2020 With varying sponsorship levels ranging from $50 for one tree to $1,000 for 20 trees, Greenway volunteers will plant sycamores, river birches, red maples, swamp white oaks, and tulip poplars, all native tree species, Baker said. Taylor Deville, baltimoresun.com, "PLANTapsco initiative aims to spruce up Baltimore County with 1,000 new trees," 4 Oct. 2019 And, bonus — the park is home to what is believed to be the largest tree in Louisville's park system, a 120-feet tall tulip poplar, which turns a vibrant yellow during fall. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "It's not too late to see fall leaves! Here are Louisville's top spots to enjoy the colors," 8 Nov. 2019 Original plantings of white pine and hemlocks have faded, and the dominant trees are white and chestnut oaks, tulip poplar and American beeches. Washington Post, "How the National Arboretum got its ferns and became a civic treasure," 29 Oct. 2019 The woods around me are almost all tulip poplar since the gypsy moths wiped out the oaks years ago. Ellen Nibali, baltimoresun.com, "What other native trees should I plant?," 13 June 2019 The eaglets’ parents, Mr. President and the First Lady, have kept a nest at the arboretum in a tulip poplar tree for several years. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Second eaglet hatches in nest at arboretum in Northeast D.C.," 3 May 2018 Tree varieties native to the county include red maple, tulip poplar, white oak, black walnut, eastern red cedar and redbud. Staff Report, The Aegis, "Harford County to observe Arbor Day on March 30 at Annie's Playground," 27 Mar. 2018

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1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tulip poplar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tulip%20poplar. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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