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Aug 15, 2015 9:23 AM CST
Name: Kathy Rinke
Brown City, MI
When I cleared out a seedling bed, I left this "tree" that had come up in the middle. I suppose it could be a shrubby bush that just developed into a standard.

There are thorns on the trunk and branches. do you think it's a Locust tree?




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Kathy
Brown City, MI
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Aug 15, 2015 10:37 AM CST
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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It could possibly be this one http://www.wildflower.org/plan...
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Aug 15, 2015 10:37 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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It does look like a black locust, Robinia pseodoacacia. Does it have paired thorns at the nodes as suggested in this ID page?:

https://www.uwgb.edu/biodivers...
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Aug 15, 2015 3:40 PM CST
Name: Kathy Rinke
Brown City, MI
I think everyone is right and it's a Black Locust .................

I think it's out of here .... maybe I'll see if I can find a marked down Japanese Maple for that spot.

Warning: This species naturalizes easily and is considered an invasive weed in many of its non-native areas of establishment. Its brittle branches (subject to breaking in winds), vicious thorns, rampant root sprouts and copious seeding make this species a garden thug.
Kathy
Brown City, MI
zone 5
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Aug 15, 2015 3:49 PM CST
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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I planted a Black Locust once and I loved the looks of the foliage, but the thorns on the trunk became a big problem, I even tried cutting them off but they grew back, so sadly the tree had to go. Rolling my eyes.
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Aug 15, 2015 4:24 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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