The Tree Journal – Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)

tulip poplar

Liriodendron tulipifera: that funky wood with the green streaks.  You might know it as poplar, tulip poplar, or the fiddle tree.  Poplar grows throughout the eastern United States, and reaches heights over 150 feet.  In fact, it is the tallest eastern hardwood. General Description Poplar grows quickly and prefers deep-rich soils.  However, it does not … Read moreThe Tree Journal – Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)

The Tree Journal – Chestnut Oak (Quercus montana)

Chestnut Oak

Description The chestnut oak grows in the eastern United states, and belongs to the white oak group.  It reaches from Maine, down to Georgia, and as far west as Mississippi.  It prefers well drained soil and inhabits ridge lines and rocky habitats.  As a result, it usually doesn’t grow more than about 70 ft tall. … Read moreThe Tree Journal – Chestnut Oak (Quercus montana)

The Tree Journal – American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

American Beech

Fagus grandifolia is more commonly know as American Beech.  It grows quite large, and produces excellent lumber.  You will find fagus grandifolia as far north as southern Canada and as far south as northern Florida.  However, you will rarely find it west of the Mississippi river. Description American Beech typically reaches heights between 60 and … Read moreThe Tree Journal – American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

The Tree Journal – American Persimmon (Diospyros Virginiana)

Diospyros Virginiana

Diospyros Virginiana is more commonly known as American Persimmon.  It is found throughout the eastern United States and as far west as Texas.  Additionally, humans have cultivated its fruit and wood since prehistoric times.  I often find these trees at the edges of fields in small groups.  The trees in my area usually reach no … Read moreThe Tree Journal – American Persimmon (Diospyros Virginiana)