Tulip Tree - Liriodendron tulipifera
Tulip Tree is one of the tallest broadleaf trees (exceptional individuals are more than 165 feet), with a straight trunk and narrow to rounded crown. The bark is furrowed on older trees and buttressed. The leaf resembles a tulip flower; it is shiny above, pale beneath and as much as 7 inches in width and length. In autumn the leaves are a warm yellow. The flowers are yellow, with orange in the center and very showy; there are six petals, and typically they are borne in the upper branches of the tree. The wood is fine grained and used for furniture and cabinet-making.