Uses of Yellow Poplar:
Lumber goes mostly into furniture, interior finish, siding, and structural components. Boxes, pallets, and crates are made of lower grade stock.
The sapwood is white and frequently several inches thick. The heartwood is yellowish-brown, sometimes streaked with purple, green, black, blue, or red. These colorations do not affect the physical properties of the wood.
Yellow poplar is also known as poplar and tulip poplar and grows from Connecticut and New York southward to Florida and westward to Missouri. The greatest commercial production of yellow poplar is in the South.
The wood is generally straight-grained and comparatively uniform in texture. It has moderately large shrinkage when dried from a green condition, but is not difficult to season and stays in place well after seasoning.