|12 foot tall step ladder next to tree.|
Black Locust suckers and forms clones. The suckers tend to self prune but the mother trees tend toward heavy side limbing.
The side limbs are a bit crooked for fence posts and such, but I will use them for something, somewhere.
I don't prune very Black Locust tree. Some of them are too close together. I only prune the ones that I do not plan to cull in the near future.
Between the pruning and the culling a lot more light will be hitting the forest floor here.