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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 04-05-2012 01:52 PM 1045 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These pictures are of a bush that we have on our farm. We are in the Black Hills of South Dakota so it gets pretty cold here. It has white flowers, very fragrant and very thorny. About 10-12 feet tall. We don’t have a lot of it, but I love the wood!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 04-05-2012 02:55 PM

i have no idea what it is but it looks really cool. get thhose end painted and dry it up!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 04-05-2012 02:58 PM

or maybe something in the willow family.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#3 posted 04-05-2012 04:16 PM

Could be black locust or false acacia. The flowers are in pendant clusters and have a penetratingly sweet scent. It thrives in poor soil. If that’s what it is!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#4 posted 04-06-2012 12:54 AM

If it has BIG nasty thorns on the trunk, I’d vote for locust ( can’t remember which is honey and which is black locust but I’d love to have some of that! Bring some when you come visit me and I’ll swap you some tiger bamboo. I just reread your post. I missed the “bushes” part the first time. Our locusts are trees but these could be babies?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 04-22-2012 01:12 PM

Not quite sure, I would guess locust tree. I must be hungry at first the pictures looked like bacon to me.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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