brown, green, yellow
April, May, June, September, October
This is a favorite nesting tree for birds and the flowers attract hummingbirds. Larval host for the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and the Tuliptree silkmoth. Is a special value to honeybees. Sprouts are a staple deer browse. Seeds are used by squirrels in early fall and again in mid-winter.
Low, rich woods, stream banks, and waste places.
Is used for lumber, veneer, and pulpwood. The lumber is made into interior parts of furniture, boxes, crates, interior finish, siding, veneer core-stock, musical instruments, and fixtures. The veneer is used extensively for furniture, finish, and various forms of cabinetwork. It has so many desirable characteristics that it is suitable for a wide variety of important uses.