Unknown tree

We have these trees around our property that we don’t know what are. They have small thorns on them and leaves that remind us of Mountain Ash leaves. Here is a picture of one of them flowering out. It’s rather pretty and fragrant.


Thing is the one that is in the picture is slightly different from the ones in a different area around our land. The one pictured has a straighter trunk while the ones not pictured have a twisted Africa look to them. But they both have the same leaf look, flowers, and thorns. Any guesses on what it might be?

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4 Responses to Unknown tree

  1. Lynn says:

    That’s a purple robe locust tree (Robinia pseudoacacia). It looks very beautiful! We live on the east coast & don’t have them, but have other types of locusts – locusts make good firewood!

    • robin says:

      Wow, thanks!!! One less tree on our property which we were puzzling over. This spring and summer has been neat in that we have been finding out what some of the plants and trees are as they blooms out.

  2. lee says:

    Now that you mention it, we had great big black locust trees in Indiana where I grew up. In the spring they would blossom out into a giant bouquet of white. These certainly look similar, but I didn’t remember the thorns on our locust trees and I knew they weren’t pink. I guess we’ll try to save these as we clear out the blackberry thicket in this area.

  3. Lynn says:

    Yeah, we try to save the locusts trees, also, as we clear out the jungle. The new growth on the locust has more thorns than the older locust tree branches. We also have tons of blackberry bushes growing wild… It is fun to find out what types of trees you have. Our most interesting tree is a huge horse chestnut that has pink flowers in the spring…

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