Have you ever sat or stood near some trees only to find some spiny structures suddenly poking your hands or part of your body?
Spikes on tree trunks act as a defense mechanism for the plant to deter herbivore predators and the danger that lurks around them.
The sandbox trees can be recognized by their spiky trunk, dark green heart-shaped leaves, and pumpkin-shaped fruits.
Aiphanes possess bright green pinate leaves, yellowish cream-scented flowers, and bright red fruits that measure around 0.1 inches long.
They are called thorny honey locusts, honey shuck locusts, and sweet bean trees. These trees are also sturdy and robust and can withstand strong wind, drought, and even attacks from animals.