Ok, so we just bought 9 poplar trees to provide some much needed shade to our coop/barn and the house. I was doing some research online and I read that birds and squirrels like to eat them... I wondered if anyone feeds them to their chickens or if it would be safe to do so? I found this: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/commontr/tuliptre.htm GENERAL: Also known as Yellow poplar, Tulip poplar, White poplar and Whitewood. A large tree, the tallest of the eastern hardwoods. It grows rapidly and is an important timber and shade tree. The wood is valuable for veneer and many other uses. Songbirds and game birds, rabbits, squirrels and mice feed on the seeds. Whitetail deer browse the young growth. Any Ideas?