Date Photo Taken: Sept 24, 2011
Location: Alpharetta GA
Posted By: alphajim
MMy neighbor and I need to determine how big this tree will grow and if it worth keeping as we clean up the area between our homes. I have also seen this tree in the Pigeon Mtn Wildlife Mgmt Area in North GA. I have taken a branch by all the local nurseries and they could not identify it. It’s most notable feature is it has thorns on the leaf structure as show in the center of this photo but not when the leaves grow out of the branch as the leaves above the one with the thorn. Note the thorn shows up well in the shadow. The tree appears to be pretty young. It is about 25 ft tall and growing amongst other trees so I can’t get a good photo of the full tree. The spots on the bark are sunlight.