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Question:
I have A tulip poplar tree cutting with a seed pod. How can I start a new tree.



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Richard,

Simply plant the seeds in a garden area with adequate sun and in the spring you should find a young seedling emerging. Do not plant the seeds in an extremely wet area or they may rot before they can germinate in the spring. You should be able to easily grow a tree from seed...I have found several self-seeding in my foundation plantings from compost I brought from a community compost area. (Locusts are another prominent tree species which I have successfully grown while using community compost). You should not have to resort to growing from a cutting of the species.

Good luck; thanks for using NEWTON!

Richard R. Rupnik


Dear Richard,

Please see:

http://www.botany.com/liriodendron.html

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach



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