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Black locust (Robinia psuedoacacia), once a native to the southern Appalachian region of the Eastern United States, has now spread throughout most of the world. It can be found along the Missouri river corridor in Nebraska and has moved a little to the west. It is an aggressive and rapidly growing tree where growing conditions are good. Black locust has been used in the east for erosion control in road cuts, abandoned fields, and strip mined areas. The tree colonizes by seeds and it also suckers from roots.