The History of Shipmast Locust
Shipmast locust (Robinia pseudoacacia var. rectissima) is a much better tree than the ordinary black locust (Robinia pseudoacasia L.) in erosion control operations. Although this variety of black locust has been known to be on Long Island for a great number of years, it was given little systematic attention until about 1920. In the following article, S. B. Detwiler gives the historical background of the shipmast locust. The author also gives special recognition to the long interest of Henry Hicks of Westbury, Long Island, in this outstanding tree.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Section of Hillculture Studies, Soil Conservation Service
Publication date: 1937-08-01
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