alba) – Not to be confused with the group of oaks called white oaks, the white oak tree grows very slowly. phellos) – The willow oak has thin, straight leaves similar to those of a willow tree. It grows 60 to 75 feet tall. The acorns aren’t as messy as those of most other oaks.Click to see full answer. In respect to this, does willow oak make good firewood?It’s not the best for firewood. It dries out and is kinda lightweight, burns fast. But it’s free BTU’s during the winter. what is the difference between a pin oak and a willow oak? phellos) – The willow oak has thin, straight leaves similar to those of a willow tree. It grows 60 to 75 feet tall. Pin Oak (Q. palustris) – The pin oak grows 60 to 75 feet tall with a spread of 25 to 40 feet. Also asked, how do you identify a willow oak? Comments: Willow Oak is readily identified by its narrow unlobed leaves that are 5-8 times as long as they are across. The only other oak in Illinois with similar unlobed leaves, Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria), prefers drier habitats and its wider leaves are about 3-4 times as long as they are across.What is willow oak used for?Common Uses: Cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, flooring, and veneer. Comments: Willow Oak falls into the red oak group, and shares many of the same traits as Red Oak (Quercus rubra). Red Oak, along with its brother White Oak, are commonly used domestic lumber species.