IU Scientist Helps Push Back Tulip Tree Origins Created by khavens on 9/16/2013 10:26:20 AM
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP): New research by an Indiana University scientist and a Russian botanist suggests the roots of Indiana's state tree can be traced back to the time of the dinosaurs. The modern-day tulip tree is the state tree of Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. New research suggests the tulip tree line diverged from magnolia trees more than 100 million years ago.