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nws-bv070913-Tulip Tree at Statehouse

Dry: The drought of 2012 is being blamed for the death of four of five tulip trees on the Statehouse lawn. The tulip tree is the official state tree but it's lack of drought- resistance has made it more susceptible to stress brought on by the drought. State forestry officials predict tulip trees throughout Indiana will continue to die over the next few years from the lingering impact of the drought.