Let me count the ways!
1. Your flowers are unique and amazing. What other tree has flowers like this? So literally, botanically, perfect.* This description from Wikipedia is almost poetic:“Flowers: May. Perfect, solitary, terminal, greenish yellow, borne on stout peduncles, an inch and a half to two inches long, cup-shaped, erect, conspicuous. The bud is enclosed in a sheath of two triangular bracts which fall as the blossom opens.”
2. Your latin name is so perfect too. Liriodendron tulipifera. It has tulip right there!
3. Your trunks grow so straight and tall, they were once used for ship masts. I still think they are lovely straight edges in a forest of imperfections.
4. Your leaves look like tulips too!
5. You are of the Magnolia family, but everyone thinks you are a poplar! (which is one of my favourite tree families, including such lovelies as the gold and white aspens and the cottonwoods.)
6. You produce copious amounts of nectar, making you one of the best honey trees! (You also dripped nectar all over my desk, making it very sticky, but I forgive you. Mostly because it was also delicious.)
7. Your floral forms are considered basal, one of the earliest flowering forms of angiosperms.
8. Because your flowers are not specialized, they are good for everyone (even me)!
*Perfect flowers, botanically speaking, have both stamens and carpels (or both male and female parts).