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 [41.96569 -70.64291] [acme mapper]