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Can I trim my tulip poplar tree?

Posted by button20 zone 7b (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 6, 14 at 0:24

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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RE: Can I trim my tulip poplar tree?

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

RE: Can I trim my tulip poplar tree?

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.

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