Happy Saturday Everyone! Today we continue learning about the trees of our area. Most are probably bare now, but let's remember them in their prime.
The wood of the American species of tulip tree is easy to work, and used often for cabinet and furniture framing. The wood is only moderately rot-resistant, so is not commonly used in shipbuilding, however the nickname “canoewood” is most likely in reference to the tree's use for construction by eastern Native Americans to build their dugout canoes.
Fun fact: the upstairs floors in the Backus-Page House Museum are made of tulip wood.
Have a great following week!