Tulip Poplar

Scientific name: Scientific name: Liriodendron tuliparifera L.

Geographic origin: North America.


  • Sapwood: whitish colour.
  • Heartwood: light green olive colour to greenish brown.
  • Fiber: straight.
  • Grain: thin.

Capacity of being impregnated

  • Sapwood: capable of being impregnated.
  • Heartwood: medium capacity of being impregnated.


  • Sawing process: easy and with no difficulties.
  • Drying process: easy and fast, with nearly no defects.
  • Planing process: creates many defects.
  • Gluing process: easy.
  • Nailing and screwing process: easy.
  • Finish: easy.

Physical properties

  • Apparent density at 12% humidity 0.45 kg/m3 light wood.
  • • Density 450kg/m3
  • Dimensional stability
  • Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.42 % stable wood.
  • Relation between contractions 1.78% tendency to deformity.
  • Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 1.7 softwood.

Tulip Poplar

Mechanical properties

  • Resistance to static flexion 700 kg/cm2.
  • Elasticity module 109,000 kg/cm2.
  • Resistance to compression 382 kg/cm2.

Tulip Poplar


Tulip Poplar