Here is the tall, straight trunk of a yellow poplar tree which, like the white oak we saw previously, may also have been left as a young seedling to serve as a "nurse tree" for new generations of poplars. This tree is probably 60 to 80 years old but there are several other yellow poplars in this section that are well over 100 years old. It is hard for a poplar to reach an advanced age, though, because of the soft nature of its wood and the shallowness of its root system. If you look around you will see some fallen and even some broken poplars.

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 Yellow poplar trunk in winter

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