Introduction

(Liriodendron tulipifera)

Other Names

Yellow poplar (USA), tulip poplar (USA), canary whitewood

General Description
The sapwood is creamy white and may be streaked with the heartwood varying from pale yellowish brown to olive green. The green colour in the heartwood will tend to darken on exposure to light and turn brown. The wood has a medium to fine texture and is straight grained. The tulipwood tree resembles the shape of the European poplar, hence its name in USA.

Main Uses
Light construction, furniture, interior joinery, kitchen cabinets, doors, panelling, mouldings, edged-glued panels, plywood (USA), turning and carving.