The tulip tree, named for the shape of its flowers, is the tallest American tree east of the Rocky Mountains, able to attain heights just shy of 200 feet. The sapling depicted here, if allowed to flourish, has the potential to become an arboreal Anteus, a green Goliath:
The most distinctive feature of the tulip tree is its elaborately-shaped foliage:
Speaking of titans, two of the founding members of the Secret Science Club wrote an article about seeking out the tallest tree in New York City.
Again, it'll be short posts for a while, as work is, to put it mildly, a little bit hectic.