Yellow-poplar reaches a mature size of 90 to
110 feet in height and 2 to 3 feet in diameter,
but can reach nearly 200 feet in height and
10 feet in diameter. Its habitat includes
various moist, well-drained sites statewide,
but it attains best growth on deep moist
soils along streams and in lower mountain
coves. The wood is used for lumber, trim,
veneers, flake and chip boards, plywood,
core stock of furniture, paper pulp and fuel.
Sprouts and buds are a major food of deer,
and birds and squirrels eat the seeds. The
flowers are an important nectar source for
honey production. Yellow-poplar makes an
impressive shade tree for large landscapes.