Black locust has not been found on Long Beach. This is one of a
few short poles marking a property boundary along the road. Black locust is
well known as durable material for poles and fences. Indeed it was due to useful
properties of its wood, that the aggressive tree was introduced to New
England. Now that it has become invasive here, it is seldom put to use. Yet it
remains unsurpassed, cheap, readily available material for small wood
construction projects. Kudos to the property owner!
— Photo Alexey Zinovjev