Impaler tree

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  1. Thomas Frank

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    Do not walk into this tree.

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    Where would one go to see a tree like this? It gives thorns a whole new meaning.
     
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    This tree is called the Honey Locust and is native to the Midwest area of the U.S. I was crawling around undeveloped forest the other day looking for interesting things to photograph. My brother came across this by walking into it. He's got puncture wounds....
     
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    How'd he miss it?
     
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    That certainly is one tree i wouldnt want to run into...
     
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    I did a search on the Impaler Tree, and came up with nothing. Are you sure those thornes aren't from a vine of some kind using the tree as a host?
     
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    It's not actually called an Impaler Tree

    Actually i thought it looked sorta like something my mum had in her yard - it appears we have it in Aus also - The one we had though was a lot smaller than that looks

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_locust
     
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    You know it's mean when even the thorns have thorns!
     

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