Honey Locust
Recognition Features: 

Honey locust is one of the only trees that is bipinnately compound. Wild version of tree contains thorns.

Historical Notes: 

The wood of honey locust is strong and durable, but because of its scarcity, it is used only locally and not commercially (Peattie 1964). This tree grows many stump sprouts when it is cut down. This is important for clear-cut areas, because it holds the soils (Burns and Honkala 1990).

Scientific Name: 
Gleditsia triacanthos
Scientific Family: 
Fabaceae
Common Family: 
Legume
Denison Tree ID: 
(DUARB-645)
Location: 
Front of Shaw