I posted this a while back on another forum but thought you guys would find this interesting as well. This has got to be one of the nastiest trees I have ever seen. It's along the road, not on our property, near my parents place. I've cut honey locust before but NEVER one this extreme. It's something out of a horror movie. Tree is close to 2 ft at the base. Thorns go right at 11 inches deep and basically solid. When they have a red tint to them they are newer growth, They can go right through your soles of your shoes. Found that out the hard way as a kid. Bird built a nest in it. Hard to call this "Home sweet home" but probably didn't have to many predators swooping in on them! Don't complain the next time you get one with a few vines in it.