Once you know what a black locust tree is you will begin see it everywhere. It is a nitrogen-fixing tree that yields great blossoms in early summer. The wood is so dense and rot resistant that some claim you could bury it in the ground for 100 years with out it rotting… which makes for great fence post material (more on the fence Lisa is working on later).
Oh yeah, it is also invasive so much so that Sleeping Bear Dunes is putting extensive work into controlling their spread.
We have a few at the farm and in the short window of time that they bloom we have been enjoying using the blossoms for making tea as well as adding them to our salads.