I've got this tree down in my back yard and I cannot figure out what type it is. The bark looks like Oak but the leaves I'm not sure about. There have been no nuts/acorns drop from it that have been noticeable the past year.

Any idea?

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Liriodentron tulipifera - Tulip poplar, yellow poplar among other names.


Check it for flowers in the spring. Looks like a Tuliptree (aka yellow poplar)


I agree that it's a Liriodendron tulipfera. The picture on the left shows the leaves and the bark. On the right, you can see its lovely flower.

Interestingly, even though it's frequently called yellow poplar or tulip poplar, it actually belongs to the magnolia, not the poplar, family.

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    vote for mentioning that it is a magnolia Commented Feb 28, 2016 at 2:49

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