Tree fit for a President

We knew we grew great trees but this week we found out Winter Hill Trees are fit for a President!

That’s right, we have supplied a Winter Hill grown 200 Litre Liriodendren Tulipfera Fastigiata or Upright Tulip Tree to be planted by US President Barack Obama during his visit to Australia next week.  The tree is over 5 metres tall which is a very large 200 litre specimen.

How cool is that!!

We understand the tree will be planted by President Obama outside the US embassy in Canberra so now we have very personal reasons to hope his visit to Australia goes ahead!!

Why a Tulip Tree?  Well it’s native to the eastern US.  It can grow to 20 metres in height but the upright or fastigiate variety is not as vigorous nor as wide so it is suitable for smaller spaces.

As the name would suggest the spring flowers are tulip-shaped. I think they are quite a distinct and very pretty colour and shape to find on a tree. As you can see from the photo they are a soft yellow in colour with prominent gold stamens and the leaves are a fresh green in summer changing to butter yellow in Autumn.

 Needless to say we are all very excited to see if our President Tree features in the news coverage of the visit by the President.  Our boys insisted they get a photo beside the tree which featured in a story on the tree in the local newspaper…and of course both have had BIG stories to share with their school classmates!

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5 Responses to Tree fit for a President

  1. Peter T says:


    We also hope to see the President here in Canberra today or tomorrow if we can.

  2. President Obama is in Australia, I love how he’s infinitely more popular to Australians than both our PM and opposition leader. <3 Obama

  3. Christine Swan says:

    It sounds as if it is a beautiful tree — should enjoy the Canberra climate.

  4. hi, that’s a nice post. i hope you will continue to do this 🙂

  5. Herb Coogen says:

    I really like your writing style, excellent info , thanks for posting : D.

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