Honeylocust – 0-096

Tree Description:

0-096​ – Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos) is one of our two Illinois native Gleditsia species and by far the most common. There are a few spontaneous examples found in other Oak Ridge tree tour zones, but this one and others nearby are selected cultivars (one of more than 25) that have no thorns, bear no seed pods, and have much lower, broader canopies than typical wild specimens. Collectively they are called Gleditsia triacanthos forma inermis. When you see honeylocust trees planted along roads and in yards in every town, this is what you are seeing.

Location: 39.821452 N, 89.660842 W

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