Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Poplar Trees

Some of Kentucky's tallest trees are yellow poplar,  they grow abundantly thru out most of the State.

The poplar tree is one of the fastest growing trees found in Kentucky .

Often reaching heights of over 120 ft. and close to 3 ft. at the trunk.

In my Fathers day, a lot of poplar timber was virgin, meaning it had never been cut.

By the time of my generation came a long, Lumber Company's had  cut most of the virgin timber.

Poplar lumber is highly sought out by builders .

It resist termites  and is easy to work with .

In the spring time, poplar  trees that are 15 to 20 yrs. old,  bloom with yellow blooms.

The  sweet smelling blooms attract, Hummingbirds, Swallowtails, Honey bees, and other insects.

Honey bees seem to prefer the sweet smelling blooms of yellow poplar over other trees .

 The nectar from the bloom , causes honey to have a delicious  and unique taste . 

What a wonderful  tree, native to Kentucky and one that has so many useful purposes.

Until Next Time.   God Bless.

My Meditations by,   Coleman

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