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434 The Book of Woodcraft Osage Orange Tulip Tree, White-Wood, Canoe Wood or Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron Tulipifera) One of the noblest forest trees, ordinarily loo feet, and sometimes 150 feet high. Noted for its splendid clean straight coliman; readily known by leaf, 3 to 6 inches long, and its tulip-like flower. Wood soft, straight-grained, brittle, yellow, and very light; much used where a broad sheet easily worked is needed but will not stand exposure to the weather; is poor fuel; a dry cubic foot weighs 26 lbs. Mississippi to Atlantic, L. Ontario to Gulf. Sassafras, Ague Tree (Sassafras sassafras) Usually a small tree of dry sandy soil, but reaching 125 feet high in favorable regions. Its wood is dull orange, soft, weak, coarse, brittle, and light. A cubic foot weighs 31 lbs. Very durable next the ground. Leaves 4 to 7 inches long. Maine to Iowa and Texas to Atlantic.