My goal this spring is to plant a tree in the backyard. The Honey Locust or Gleditsia triacanthos inermis is native, planted in my area, somewhat pest free and would do the job nicely.
When I mentioned this my arborist he said it was a poor choice as they would be dying from a new disease. He did not say what and I can't find any mention of new pests or diseases for this tree.
Does anyone know of a new pest or disease on the North American East coast, USDA zone 4, that would mean it would not be advisable to plant this tree?