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Thorny Tree ID (TN)

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From: Lori Stamm
City:
Jonesborough, TN
I was walking in our meadow yesterday near the creek and noticed a tree with 1 1/2-2 inch spikes growing on both the branches and the trunk. Any idea what it could be?

 
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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
jhayek@illinois.edu
Greetings Lori:

If the tree has thorns on the main stem/bole and branches, then it is probably a honeylocust:

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=GLTR

 
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