Location: The labeled tree is along the No. 4 fairway.  An additional specimen is in front of  the No.1 and No. 10 tees, prior to the beginning of the fairway.

Tree information: One of the tallest of native trees. Large specimens were planted by Washington at mount Vernon and Jefferson at Monticello (the latter were removed in 2008 since it was feared their fall would endanger the structure).  A member of the magnolia family. The word ‘liriodendron” literally means Lilly tree from the Greek.  The largest circumference know is the Sag Brach Tuliptree with a 10 ½ foot diameter and is 167 feet tall.  The fine grained wood is used in cabinets.

Size: Can reach very large size with older specimens exceeding 150’. Older specimens often are free of branches for 70 to 80% of height with 60 to 80’ of free trunk not unusual.  Often the largest trees in groves in the eastern hardwood forests. There are magnificent specimens at Longwood gardens in Kennett Square PA and at Monticello in Virginia.

Growth rate: Fairly fast with 15 to 20 feet in 6 to 8 years.

Foliage description: Leaf with typical shape.  Flowers with greenish and yellow petals are not prominent due to blending color but are nonetheless beautiful.  The fall color is consistent golden yellow to yellow.

USDA hardiness zone: 4 to 9

Provenance: Various sources.