I would like to identify this tree

Asked May 6, 2019, 2:06 PM EDT

I would like to identify this tree. Any help would be appreciated

Calvert County Maryland plant identification trees oak oak hybrid

3 Responses

Do you happen to see any acorns remaining on the ground near the base of the tree? Or even just the "caps" of acorns? Those would be helpful for identification. If you don't see acorns, we will try to go by the leaf shape and bark.

Christa

I can’t find any acorns in the area, but it’s in the woods and the leaves are deep.

This does not appear to be one of the usual oaks species. Oaks are notorious for hybridizing naturally, so you can end up with unusual leaf shapes. This may be one of those natural hybrids.

Also, juvenile leaves in response to severe pruning can look different than the normal leaf shape on the same tree.

So, the bottom line is that we can't give you a definitive ID. If you find an acorn, send us a photo.

Ellen