The Big Tree

SWHC (and others) at the Big Tree, 13 January 2007
SWHC (and others) at the Big Tree, 13 January 2007

The Big Tree is a yellow poplar (a/k/a tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipifera). Rising some 150 feet with circumference at the base of about 25 feet, this specimen is the largest poplar in the state of Alabama. Those who are anticipating something on the order of the California redwoods may wish to lower their expectations however.

Directions to the Big Tree from trailheads (approximate distances are one way, not round trip)