Thanks, it is an interesting tree. I always like to know the "why" of things. I figure if Nature has it to offer, then it must be worth something in some way. There is one man who told me in the comment section that even it's wood is usable when dry, so that was nice to know too.
Interesting. I'm always reminding myself that weeds are only weeds because they aren't want I want or where, not because they're innately worth less. Tho it's hard to keep that in mind when so many of our plants have prickels=).
Yes, I am with you there. I just spent about an hour digging in the heel of my hand trying to get a rose thorn out. Drove me crazy, and tears fell, but I won the battle. I really don't blame the rose.
And you are right about trying to find the value in a lot of those things we call weeds. It's trees, though, that I spend more time wondering about.
Thank you for writing. Always nice to hear from you, even when we discuss weeds.