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Posted by Brian Kerkvliet over 8 years ago

Cutting and harvesting Black locust and seeds

We have numerous black locust here at our place. It is the time of year to thin and cut. I just pollarded 7 fence post sized trees the other day and was able to harvest about 3 gallons of seed pods off the tops of the trees. The seeds are easy to sprout and fast growing. They do need to be stratified first, that happens naturally if you leave them outside as nature intended. We have seedlings and seeds if you are interested, although I am sure you can find them closer to you. Black locust is a wonderful nitrogen fixing fast growing rot resistant pioneer species tree. This tree has many atributes, fuel, bee fodder, animal fodder, tool handels, ground contact timbers, Fence posts, Trellis, animal shelters, skids on buildings and more.

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Richard Larson
Richard Larson : The environmental leaders in Wisconsin are trying to pass a law against black locust, but I don't think these trees are going to care... Otherwise, great trees!
Posted over 8 years ago

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