Scientific Name: Quercus phellos
Nativity: Southeastern United States
Actually a species of oak, the willow oak is named for is tapered willow-like leaves. It is also called the peach oak. Historically, seeds were leached of tannins, ground into powders and used as thickening agents for stews and breads. Bark was also used as a numbing agents for aches and pains. Seedcups were used in place of buttons on remote clothing. Today it is used both as an ornamental tree and for its wood. Willow oak is a common source of pulp for paper production and lumber for fence posts and fuel. The acorns make an excellent food source for game animals and birds.
DBH: 22.6 inches