There are several fine specimans of Tulip Poplar in the arboretum. Some going well over 150 years old. Look for them with their distinctive leaves, bark and straight trunks reaching the sky. The speciman we choose is over 80 feet tall and as you can see for a large tree has very little space requirements. Step back to the hilliside to get a great view of theis magnificent tree.
The yellow poplar tree, which is actually a member of the Magnolia family, is the tallest of the hardwoods in the Tennessee forest reaching heights of 100 - 150 ft.
The Tulip Poplar has been the state tree of Tennessee since 1947 as enacted by Public Chapter 204 of the Acts of the 75th General Assembly. As the main lumber source used by the pioneers, it was selected because it grows from one end of the state to the other.
Tulip Poplar Bark - Townsend River Walk & Arboretum
Garden Club Plant Sale Saturday 2020.04.25 Supporting the TRWA
The Tuckaleechee Garden Club will be participating in the Blount County Garden Club Plant Sale April 25, 2020 at 8:00 am.
Proceeds from the plants and other items sold by the Tuckaleechee Garden Club goes 100% to the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum project. Stop by and purchase some plants, garden items and leave a little extra donation to help support the River Walk.
Your plant purchase helps continue the growth and maintenance of the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum. Some of the projects that are currently scheduled are: Fencing & Arbors for the Pollinator & Memorial Garden, Gravel for the Entries areas to the River Walk, Rack Cards to help promote the River Walk & Arboretum as well as many other smaller projects around the TRWA. The labor is free but it requires some additional funding to keep up with the purchasing of materials to properly maintain the River Walk & Arboretum. Your contributions by purchasing a plant or making a donation goes a long way to keeping the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum an East TN treasure.