Gleditsia triocanthus var. inernis
November 22, 2004
In nature it grows in both a thorned and thornless form, with thorns growing up to 12" long. Many regions in the South once referred to Honey Locusts as Confederate Pin Trees because those thorns were used to pin uniforms together during the Civil War.
This tree was donated and planted by the Don Higgins Family of Higgins Tree Farm in Gays, Illinois.