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Old 05-28-2019, 04:48 AM
 
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Back locust is/was a widely planted tree, because it grows fast and yields a very rot-resistant wood that was widely used for fenceposts. Not native here in Washington where I live either, yet it is pretty common in some of the drier, more rural areas of the state.

I note that i misremembered which locust has thorns!
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:06 PM
 
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Back locust is/was a widely planted tree, because it grows fast and yields a very rot-resistant wood that was widely used for fenceposts. Not native here in Washington where I live either, yet it is pretty common in some of the drier, more rural areas of the state.

I note that i misremembered which locust has thorns!
both, apparently. but different kinds of thorns.
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The thorns of black locust trees are short, when compared to that of honey locusts. They do not have the branched thorns that are seen on the trunk of honey locust trees.
they both make great firewood but are hard enough to make a chainsaw cry.
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:38 PM
 
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I use an app called PictureThis - found Norway Maples in my yard last weekend (because I need more invasive things in my little plot of earth)

Anyway, it ID'd your tree as Black Locust

(I also use GardenAnswers but it froze on your pic )
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:21 PM
 
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It looks to me like a mature white acacia tree - the blossoms, bark, trunk and leaves all look like a good match, and no thorns or spines. Pix: https://www.google.ca/search?biw=112...30.GgI5WWkRyRA


Doesn't honey locust (false acacia) have a lot of big spines on it?


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Old 05-29-2019, 12:02 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I also agree with those who said - black locust.
Honey locust has long thorns. I don't see any thorns on OP picture. Also the leaves look different. The bark looks different too. The bark is generally a bit smoother on honey locust if the tree is small.
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