Can I trim my tulip poplar tree?

button20(zone 7b)April 6, 2014

About 4 years ago I rescued a small tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) from a construction site to attract ETS. When I rescued the tree it stood about 3 ft tall. I thought tulip poplars took years to grow, but boy was I wrong. My tree now stands 12 ft and she/he is gorgeous. However, I would like to trim it. By trimming I mean reduce the tree's size to 6ft. Is it possible to do this? Can I make the tree more bushy in a sense?

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bernergrrl(z5 IL)

I remember reading about "stooling" a tulip tree from this article linked below. Of course, I can't find my copy of the journal now.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tulip tree

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 8:10AM
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KC Clark - Zone 2012-6a OH

I believe that bananasinohio keeps a short tulip tree. If you do some searches here for "tulip" and "elisabeth," you might find a post where she explains her methods.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 1:58PM
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