Yellow Poplar

Wood Description

Yellow Poplar (American Tulipwood –Liriodendron tulipifera) is a tall, fast growing, beautiful deciduous tree of eastern forests. Yellow Poplar trees grow taller than any other US hardwood species, and often with a limb free trunk making this versatile wood an excellent choice for a sustainable wood siding product. In fact, Yellow Poplar trees grow taller than any other US hardwood species.

Cambia thermally modified Yellow Poplar received a Durability Class of 1 from the Entwicklungs-und Prüflabor Holztechnologie in Dreden, Germany when tested to European Union wood durability standards.

Durability Class 1 report

Technical Specs of Yellow Poplar

Specific Gravity

0.42 (12% M.C.)

Average Weight

449 kg/m3 (12% M.C.)

Average Volumetric Shrinkage

9.8% (Green to 6% M.C.)

Modulus of Elasticity

10,894 MPa


2402 N

Mechanical Properties of Cambia Thermally Modified Yellow Poplar (tested by the University of Maine according to ASTM D143) Please note these test results are specific to Cambia by NFP’s thermally modified Yellow Poplar.

Average Modulus of Rupture-Bending Strength (PSI)


Average Modulus of Elasticity-Wood Stiffness (PSI)


Janka Ball Hardness Test Results- Average (LBS)