Skyline Honeylocust

Skyline Honeylocust | Gleditsia triancanthos

Honey Locust is one of my favorite trees it performs well in wet or dry locations. As a riparian it can handle some very wet areas. One of the things I love about this tree is the filtered shade it provides which allows grass and other plants to grow near it. A good comparison is the Norway Maple that has such dense shade the soil is often void of vegetation near the zone of rapid taper within the drip line. We can only have 3 to 5 layers of leaves this far north of the equator and Honey Locust allows for sunlight to the ground.