R Scott wrote:We have some that drop caltrops (4-6 thorns shaped like a jack, no matter which way it lands there is a thorn sticking UP). They will go through 12 ply tractor tires, and any boot other than vietnam era punji boots. Those trees have to die, I will resort to chemicals if I have to. But I am learning to appreciate them in other areas. If I could keep them thornless I would have a lot more of them.
why not remove the thorns and use them for somthing productive;;;;(treating bowel cancer!!!)
Spent a lot of money on tractor tire repairs, even had a Dr visit to deal with an infection from a thorn in my shoulder.
But with that said, They are a beautiful wood when milled but do have a tendency to split and crack with worked.
I am working some right now to make my posts for my barn. Oh and to deal with the tires, I had them all foam filled
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Not puposefully, but in clearing brush with loppers I’ve often topped small trees, intending to return with a larger tool. Young trees, anyway, thrive under this treatment. I have a truce with the older trees on my property; we wage war in the airspace below nine feet in altitude so that I can walk without being shredded, and they can live unmolested in the volume above that. The initial battles (where I fight those long spiked horizontal limbs back to the trunks) are never bloodless!
If you live with these trees, titanium insoles are a great thing to have.