Southport CT. tuliptree

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Southport CT. tuliptree

Post by dbhguru » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:15 pm

NTS,

Today Monica and I visited relatives in Southport Ct. I used the opportunity to check up on the big tuliptree growing on the grounds of the library. It is a big tree. Its girth is 16.5 feet, height is 119.5 feet, and its crown spread averages 90 feet. Here are some images.
SouthportTulip-4.jpg
SouthportTulip-3.jpg
SouthportTulip-1.jpg
Bob
Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder, Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

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Re: Southport CT. tuliptree

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:42 am

Bob, That's a whopper alright. I've got one Tuliptree growing in a pot it's 2' tall. Can't wait till its 100'. I think I'll need a bigger pot. Larry

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Re: Southport CT. tuliptree

Post by dbhguru » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:20 pm

Larry,

The tree is very dominant. However, there are plenty of old trees in Southport. Age is more a factor there than size.

Bob
Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder, Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

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