The willow oak is a common tree in Maryland’s Coastal Plain forests, and thrives in wetlands and other low lying areas. It is also widely planted along streets, in yards, and in parks as a shade-providing specimen tree, such as this one. It is often mistaken for the black willow tree since its leaves are similar. Its acorns, however, make it clear you are looking at a willow oak.
Larger willow oaks can be found at Marshy Point Nature Center, and at North Point State Park where the Baltimore County Champion can be seen: Airtable – Tree Listings on Website.
For more information about the willow oak, look the tree up online or visit: USDA Plants Database