Thornless strains of honeylocust bearing crops of large pods, valuable in livestock feed, overcome the objections to the common thorny honeylocust as a pasture tree. Two of the best clones for this purpose found by TVA are described. The author traces the occurrence and nature of honeylocust thorniness and describes a technique of propagating thornless trees by the selection of scionwood from thorny parents.
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