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Kentucky Color - Red Locust Tree
There's a semi-mystery around the beautiful flowering tree at 992 Sparksville Road, which has Kentucky Color columnist perplexed and pleading for reader help
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By Billy Joe Fudge, Retired District Forester
Kentucky Division of Forestry
Red Locust trees or bushes have always grown along side our yard and ditchline at 992 Sparksville Road which of course is dead center of the Great Wooded South and it pains me to no end to say this but I know very little about this gloriously beautiful tree.
We always referred to them as Honey Locust although none of my research into Honey Locust turns up any definition about red flowers and hairy stems.
They grow no more than 7 or 8 feet tall and tend to lean and droop under their own weight. Their flower is very similar in shape and color to the Red Bud flower although larger. The new stems and shoots are often hairy with purple or reddish hairy thorns as can be seen in the accompanying photo. If anyone has any information on this semi-mystery tree please share it with me and our CM community. - Billy Joe Fudge
This story was posted on 2012-04-11 06:30:02
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