If I were to give an award for the most goth #tree ever, it would have to go to the Honey Locust. Those huge thorns are like eyeliner for woody plants.
They also qualify as "invasive" (kind of a rude term) in many areas but the wood is beautiful and quite hard. The thorns are so tough that some traditional craftspeople used them as peg-nails.
Also, the current theory is that the thorns evolved during the last big ice age to protect them from tree-munching mastodon!
@praxeology and if we were to give an award for the best metaphor about tree aesthetics...
"eyeliner for woody plants" 🏅
@praxeology this is the content I signed up for! natural hostile design!
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