Black Locust, Robinia pseudoacacia
Excellant wildlife forage, both leaves, and seeds are eaten by many animals. The flowers are pollinated by Humming birds and bee’s. Black locust is a preferred bee forage plant, and makes excellent honey.
The wood can be used for fence posts, tool handles, and lots more. These trees coppice well, and are a nitrogen fixer. They produce dappled shade so a wider variety of things can be grown under them. These tree’s do have thorns about a half inch long.