If you live in a city you have undoubtedly encountered Honey Locust. It is one of the three most commonly planted shade trees. You probably wonder why country folk despise Honey Locust. Maybe you figure country folk are sissies.
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These are not even very impressive for the "natural" species. I have seen multiple thorn-clusters the size of soccer balls on a single tree. I took pictures of this specimen because it was in a place where I have permission to be...it is behind the church I attend.