Native to 🇨🇦 Canada Great Lakes and East, and 🇺🇸 USA Great Lakes, Appalachia and East, in climax forests with beech and maple.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Genus used as host by caterpillars of 403 species
of 🦋 butterflies and moths, in some areas.

"Yellow" refers to the color of the tree's bark.  The wood is valuable for veneer.

In areas of high populations of 🦌︎ deer family Cervidae , landscapers may need to protect young trees with a 🦌︎ deer-exclosure plant cage.

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