Tulip Poplar blooming at a rare close up view in West Fairmount Park

We visit this tree every year because it has one large branch that drops down from the tall tree close to the paved trail just north of Centennial Lake in West Park. The significance of this tree is that the branch contains the blooming tulip shaped flowers of the Tulip Poplar which are rarely seen because the tree grows very tall. We hope that this branch will not be cut down because it is so close to the trail. This would be a great educational tree to show people what a tulip poplar flower looks like!

Liriodendron tulipifera