As you can see from the photo, large tree planting requires a large truck. Mature trees are being planted this week in the North Campground at Blue Heron Trailer Park. The Tulip Tree is a special species and is native to the area.
The tulip tree is a large, fast-growing tree, up to 35 metres tall with a trunk up to 160 centimetres in diameter. As its name suggest, the tulip tree produces beautiful yellow-green flowers that are about 5 centimetres long. They have 6 petals and are shaped like tulip flowers and bloom in the spring. Its leaves are 7 to 12 centimetres long and are straight across the top, with 4 lobes beneath. They are light green and turn yellow in the fall. The tulip tree’s bark is smooth and dark green when the tree is young, then turns brown and ridged.
The tulip tree grows in only a few parts of Ontario: on the south shore of Lake Huron, the north shore of Lake Erie, and in the Niagara Peninsula.
You can look forward to seeing these trees in the new campground area as a nice addition for spring, summer and fall.