North American Origin, Species: Liriodendron tulipifera

This very tall Tulip Tree is located near the security booth at the College’s front gate. It is not known if this tree was planted during the Vanderbilt’s time at Idle Hour, or if it naturally grew in place. If you know anything about this tree, please use the comment box below.

Tulip Tree
Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree Plaque
Tulip Tree Plaque

Tom Whalen ?29 March 2011, 16:59

My guess is that this particular tree is a product of the much larger tulip tree that is located at 99 Connetquot Drive, which according to the publication “The trees of Long Island” by the Long Island Horticultural Society was the 5th largest tulip tree in NY state at the time of publication - 1973

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Last Modified on January 30, 2012, at 02:52 PM by LPR

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