The Kobus magnolia is an ornamental tree native to Japan and Korea. It is found in parks and adorns homes. The tree is prized for its fragrant, showy flowers which bloom in the spring, before the leaves appear.
This specimen is the most picturesque of the five that surround the pavilion. Note the interesting trunk with row after row of holes made by yellow belied sapsuckers. The birds drill the holes, then lap up the sugary sap along with insects that get caught there. This county champion is registered on the MD Big Tree Program database, Airtable – Tree Listings on Website.