Posted by M. D. Vaden on July 09, 2003 at 22:22:39:
In Reply to: Locust tree posted by Terry on July 09, 2003 at 21:23:37:
Without seeing the exact yellow, its hard to judge. But the Honey in the name comes from yellow or gold leaf color.
Brown or dead would be another issue.
Those trees are nasty to thin if you wait too long. Do you job every year pruning that. Light thin routinely from the inside.
They are unpredicable for branching. Don't strive for symmetry - you'll go nuts.
They are supposed to be great urban area trees, like dealing with automobile infested areas.
We are semi-urban here, and those trees die-back right and left.
So do the best you can, but if the tree starts showing big dead areas someday, don't sweat-it, just pick something a bit better.
Aside from that, it could grow beautifully for 200 years. So don't let the percentages get your expectations down.
M. D. Vaden of Oregon - www.mdvaden.com