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We have many thorny honey locus trees that we are removing from our property due to the thorns. I found one that I can not find any thorns on that I hope to keep. Can this seemingly thornless tree produce new honey locus trees with thorns?

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There are varieties of locus that do not have thorns. These are usually breed in nurseries but there is not any reason one could not have been naturally crossed in the wild. I would keep it if you want a locus and see what develops. IF it has thorns later you can always remove it then. It is worth the time to see and let it grow.  

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Jim Hyland

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I am an expert in Forestry, Forest Entomology, Forest Pest Control, and Forest Health. Extensive knowledge in Identification of insects and diseases of trees. Expert on Bark beetles and other insects that attack forests. Also a Registrated Forester with extensive knowledge in the management and care of forests.

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34 years as State Pest Management Chief in a Southern state. Extensive knowledge in Forestry.

BS with major in Forest Management and Entomology
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