Well, if you don't count the mesquites that the Spaniards gave Texas. The Spaniards brought over mesquite beans to feed their horses while on their walk about.
I had a mesquite stump with a shoot coming out bearing a 2” thorn that slashed my off-road Michelin like a latex balloon.
As I understand, the Juniper Ash (cedar tree) is also a gift from Spain.
I used to view it as something to be uprooted, burned, chipped until I considered its dewing function.