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Trees and Apostles 

This is a picture of yellow poplar trees, also known as tuliptrees, from our hike at the Arc of Appalachia yesterday. The tree is a member of the magnolia family and is named for its tulip-like flowers. The tree is valued for lumber due to its fast growth and straight grain. It is a “pioneer ” species that grows best in forest clearings left by storms or abandoned fields. 

As I read about these trees, I could not help but make a connection to the Apostles as we read about them during the Easter season. 

Tuliptrees in Miller Nature Sanctuary

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