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Yellow poplar is a solid hardwood for many woodworking projects, and is readily available throughout the U.S. Yellow poplar naturally occurs from New England west through Michigan and south to Louisiana and central Florida. Since yellow poplar is strong, with large logs which are relatively light, dense and easy to work, it was used extensively by the Native Americans of Virginia and the Carolinas to build dugout canoes.
During the early 20th century,much of the heartwood of old growth yellow poplar was marketed as “blue poplar” due to the bluish colored heartwood of a freshly cut old-growth tree.
Due to yellow poplar’s rapid growth, beautiful form, attractive green summer foliage, greenish-yellow tulip-like flowers and its brilliant yellow autumn color, it is valued in many places as a shade tree. The poplars include the cottonwood species, balsam poplar and aspen, but not yellow poplar.
It was commonly called a poplar because the leaves are dark green on top and silvery green on bottom, much like the poplars.