From the recording Bluegrass & Roses
In 1956, Kentucky’s state legislature named the Tulip Poplar the state tree, but a clerical error made the law untenable. So, in 1976, the legislature named the Kentucky Coffee Tree as the state tree. However, Tulip Poplar fans kept agitating until the Tulip Poplar was once again named Kentucky’s state tree in 1994. Luckily, this song is an instrumental, so if the Coffee Tree fans cause an uproar at some point in the future the title can easily be changed to accommodate the Kentucky State Tree at the time...ha!