Tree service specialists and ISA arborists in Atlanta and Decatur are frequently asked about tree trimming and tree care . If you have an interest in growing and caring for trees, then you could benefit from knowing more about the local species. Continue reading to learn about one type of tree that you can find in this area, called the willow oak.
The willow oak goes by several other names, including pin oak, swamp chestnut oak, and peach oak. Willow oak is mostly found in New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania down through Georgia and northern Florida. It is also seen in other nearby states. This tree prefers humid and temperate areas that have short winters and long summers.
The willow oak is a medium-sized tree that typically grows between 60 to 90 feet tall. This tree’s leaves are shaped like willow leaves and are bright green on top and a downy green on the underside. The willow oak is deciduous and a member of the red oak family.