STEVE NELLE: Misunderstood mesquite

A great deal of myth, misinformation and folklore surrounds mesquite ? the most common and most unpopular tree in West Texas.

For decades, this attractive native tree has been maligned, abused and misunderstood. Yet mesquite survives and thrives, even in the midst of persistent drought and massive human efforts to eradicate it.

The most pervasive myth about mesquite is that it uses exorbitant amounts of water and is responsible for the drying of aquifers, springs, creeks and rivers. Common sense, logic and science argue against this myth… Read more from GoSanAngelo.com