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Propagating historical but controversial tree
« on: July 07, 2020, 05:53:23 PM »
I'm growing a few trees for a museum complex in my Dad's/grandparents' hometown.  They're grown from a prominent honey locust the property.  My thought was to donate them since they are in keeping with history.  Some have said this is a trash tree.  Just looking for your input.

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Re: Propagating historical but controversial tree
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2020, 07:32:49 PM »
It's beautiful lumber. I don't trash the ones we have. 
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Re: Propagating historical but controversial tree
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2020, 08:35:14 PM »
I also think that it is a beautiful tree if you can deal with the thorns.  Some horticultural varieties are thornless. 
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Re: Propagating historical but controversial tree
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 08:52:00 PM »
The tree I got the seed pods from is a spineless one.

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Re: Propagating historical but controversial tree
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2020, 09:11:29 AM »
Honey Locusts are nice looking.trees with a great canopy. The lumber is excellent as well. Id have no issues with planting them. Here in Milwaukee its a common city tree.
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Re: Propagating historical but controversial tree
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2020, 03:12:53 PM »
Go for it. We have the Idaho state champion Honey Locust in the town I live near. Beautiful tree, tall, stately and drought resistant. Just make sure your seeds are from good genetic stock.
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Re: Propagating historical but controversial tree
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2020, 02:01:29 PM »
They are susceptible to wind damage especially when open grown as ornamentals under irrigation.  
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Re: Propagating historical but controversial tree
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2020, 12:34:19 PM »
Honey locust makes nice looking lumber, and makes great firewood, too.  I just finished cutting and bringing home about 6 cords of honey locust.  Splits easy, is hard and dense, and burns great.  Burns slow and with a lot of heat.  Lots of it available around here  and I get it for free if I go pick it up.
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Re: Propagating historical but controversial tree
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2020, 11:28:51 AM »
great wood for heat or projects.



 
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