FALSE ACACIA, ROBINIA or
on the Heathland area, and sending up many prickly suckers, the
Woodland Trust are trying to eradicate it. It was planted
inappropriately here by the G.L.C. in the mid 60's and since then it
has become a problem. The suckers can grow 2 -3 metres (8 foot) in one
season. Some mature trees are present in the Hainault Lodge
Local Nature Reserve.
pea flowers, followed by pods in the autumn. Despite many seeds the
germination is poor, relying on suckering for propagation.