This is a Mesquite Tree (Prosopis juliflora), which is also known as a: Honey Mesquite Tree, Mesquite Bean Tree, Prosopis Tree, Mathenge Tree, Algarroba Tree, or an Ironwood Eterai Tree. The Mesquite Tree roots have been known to grow to over 150 feet deep.

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This is a Mesquite Tree (Prosopis juliflora), which is also known as a: Honey Mesquite Tree, Mesquite Bean Tree, Prosopis Tree, Mathenge Tree, Algarroba Tree, or an Ironwood Eterai Tree.  The Mesquite Tree roots have been known to grow to over 150 feet deep.

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Referred to as “the backbone of xeriscaping” by plant scientists at the University of Arizona, mesquite is a reliably hardy landscape tree for the American Southwest. Mesquite trees have a deep taproot to thank for their drought and heat tolerance. Where other trees may wilt and dehydrate, mesquite trees draw moisture from the cool depths of the earth and gracefully ride out the dry spell. However, this deep taproot can make transplanting a mesquite tree quite difficult. About Moving Mesquite Trees Native to hot, arid areas of North America, South America, Africa, India and the Middle East, mesquite grows quickly in tough southwestern exposures where many other trees fail. In fact, the dappled shade provided by some 30-foot (10 m.) tall tree varieties of mesquite can help tender young plants get established in xeriscape landscapes. Its main drawback is the sharp thorns protecting the tender,

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