Maymont Tulip Poplar

Liriodendron tulipifera

February 5, 2020 · 0 minute exploration
Maymont Tulip Poplar

This massive and very old tulip poplar might be the most photographed of all of Maymont’s specimens. Weddings are held under its spreading crown and kids have played at its base for decades. Ask at the Maymont Nature Center‘s front desk how to find it on your next visit to this cherished Richmond park.

From the Virginia Big Trees Database:


Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
National Champion: no
Virginia Champion: no
Circumference: 314 in.
Height: 90 ft.
Crown: 86 ft.
Points: 426
Date Last Measured: 2017
Last Measured by: Ben and Stuart Blankenship
Date First Measured: 2017

Comments: Tree’s health is good to fair. Looks like it was struck by lightning a long time ago. There is a small 5 ft. hollow in the trunk, but it doesn’t seem to be affecting its health. This tree is likely 300-350 yrs old.

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