it can be a hardscrabble life for a unadorned mesquite tree rising up in the american west. nature hits it with everything she' ation got from the great plenty of sunshine the cruel. punishing sandstorms monsoon deluges winter frost & every now and then snow thermometer-popping summer time heat the mesquite weathers it all and flourishes. the mesquite is the epitome of the adage that what doesn't you makes you stronger.
a unadorned member of the legume family for the beans it produces the mesquite tree can rise upward of 60 ft and greater than 2 hundred years & its roots are well established throughout a wide swath of arid & semiarid nation-state growing wild & prodigiously within the chihuahuan sonoran mojave and colorado deserts of texas arizona new mexico & california & past into utah oklahoma and even parts of kansas & arkansas. local peoples have lengthy appreciated the stalwart mesquite for the food its bean pods provide most specifically. spanish settlers turned mesquite for its s y hard lumber construct doors & altars fences ground & furniture. later settlers elevated its use for wagon wheels and railroad ties.
nowadays chefs are wild approximately mesquite it has changed hickory as the favourite flavoring for the nice american grill. materials , wood. denser than other hardwoods and carrying stunning coloration mesquite makes a nice material for ground counter tops furnishings and extra.