Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Planting of a Honey Locust

Since I live inside the City of Ottawa I am entitled to one free tree each year as part of the city's Tree Program.  This year I requested and received a Honey Locust. That is to say that the tag on the tree states Locust Gleditsia. In my tree book the Honey Locust's scientific name is Gleditsia triacanthos L. Another name for it is the Thorny locust and indeed it is thorny.  It produces long bean-like seed pods.

The delivered tree's height is 2.4 m. ~8 feet. and dbh (diameter of the stem at breast height which is 1.3 m (~4¼ feet) above ground) is 1.6 cm (5/8 in).

Its French name is févier épineux.

The tree is planted in the acre around the house.

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