Great fodder for rabbits :
Good to know. I'm trying to compile a list of what animals thrive and don't thrive on black locust.
Mmm, tire popper? I'll remember that...<evil laugh>.
Anybody know the pros and cons of the THORNLESS HONEYLOCUST (Gleditsia tricanthos inermis) versus BLACK LOCUST (Robinia pseudoacacia)?
At our house in NY, apparently a VERY large Black locust was eaten out in the middle by big ants. We got a wind storm and the tree went into the house. I mean INTO the house. Had to get a whole new roof.
We lived for 4 years on a farm in SW Wisconsin that had black locust on the property.
- VERY invasive. This tree will take over your property if left to its own devices. There was a field that the previous owner had given over to the locust, and it is now an absolutely impenetrable thicket of black locust and multi flora rose. It was creeping into our prairies, and we would have to hit those patches 4 times a year with the brush cutter to keep it down. It grows right back from a stump. The only method we have seen to be effective (and I am not advocating this by any means) is cutting them down in fall, when the sap is being pulled back to the roots, and putting a drop or two of round up on the freshly cut stump. I will never use round up for any reason, but so far, this is the only thing i've seen kill a black locust.
Charles Kelm wrote:Anybody know the pros and cons of the THORNLESS HONEYLOCUST (Gleditsia tricanthos inermis) versus BLACK LOCUST (Robinia pseudoacacia)?
Akiva Silver wrote:One exceptional use for black locust is that they allow a lot of light to penetrate their canopy creating an ideal place for other young trees and shrubs to grow.