How well can you identify trees? If you don't know what a yellow poplar looks like, now is a good time to learn! Yellow poplars are "early changers" each year, the first ones to remind you that school has started, and that pumpkins will soon be for sale everywhere. So, when you see tall, straight trees along the roadside, notice if their leaves are turning yellow. It probably is a yellow poplar.
You can see more characteristics of the yellow poplar on our website at http://www.dof.virginia.gov/trees/poplar-yellow.htm