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Unidentified Tree

Posted by cool_breeze7 Louisville, KY (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 8, 13 at 11:17

Hey guys, this is my first post. Good website

I live in Louisville, KY on the edge between zone 6a and 6b. I have about 5 of this tree in my yard. It has a really skinny, straight trunk and the tallest of them are between 35-40 feet tall (I believe they're mature, haven't seem to have grown since I've lived here. Also have some lichens growing on the oldest ones).

The leaf is pinnate and the leaflets have very, very finely toothed edges. In a lot of places on the tree, there are a lot of yellowed leaflets. I thought it could be a nutrient issue at first, but the trees are spread out in different areas of the property. The fruit is a twisted pod, maybe 5 or 6 inches long.

I thought maybe some kind of thornless locust at first, but now I'm not so sure. No luck with my field guides and a few tree keys on the internet. I will post a few more pics in the responses (Why is there no ability to post more than one pic?)

Appreciate any ideas

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Finely toothed leaflets

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Gleditsia triacanthos 'inermis' I believe.

Here is a link that might be useful: honey locust

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Thanks for the response Saltcedar

That's what I was thinking, but for whatever reason I had doubts. Didn't know the variety name either, so that was also helpful

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