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