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    Willow Oak: A Handsome Southerner

    By Sheereen Othman | May 2, 2017

    Quercus phellos The oak tree family is made up of hundreds of species. Itโ€™s fair to say that each species offers unique and imperial traits to any landscape it adorns. The willow oak is no exception. Its striking foliage and medium size has made it one of the most popular choices along streets and in parks. Naturalist Donald Peattie described the tree as, โ€œa tree of stately form, with foliage at once brilliant and delicate.โ€ Indeed, it is. The willow…

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