[permaculture] Black Locusts, more....
genest at together.net
Fri Oct 4 14:48:40 EDT 2002
Seed pods as well Heide ?
Also, Black Locust is one of the hottest burning firewoods and watch
you don't plant them on your path too much as they are incredibly
On Friday, October 4, 2002, at 01:11 PM, Heide Hermary wrote:
> Black locust is poisonous to animals. Why would you want to use it as
> Cheers, Heide
> BK wrote:
>> In reguards to black locusts, I'm not an avid silviculturalist, but I
>> believe they are one of the faster growing trees around. Had a small
>> (2" truck, 7 feet) about 2 years ago next to our house, it can now be
>> popping up above our roof. Also have tons of little seedlings popping
>> Its an n-fixer I believe. I've be playing with the idea of planting
>> barren land) a dense crop of them. Plan being: dense amount of small
>> to use as much sun as possible, thin about half of the trees out the
>> year, use as forage. Thin them next year forage/stickwood. Such that
>> continue to get a good amount out of the plot. Out course thats a bit
>> of a
>> monocultural idea, so it'd be good to find understory crops for the
>> mature system. Once they start flowering I bet you could get a good
>> deal of
>> honey from the stand. I've set up a smal row of the little seedlings,
>> hoping to try intertwining them as years progress to see how they'd
>> work for
>> some form of biotecture.
>> Also, in reguards to industry and stacking, theres a term around
>> "industrial ecologies". Setting up a group of industries where one
>> industries waste is anothers input.
>> Lastly, I'm not so sure I'd want to drink rainwater collected from
>> rooves in
>> urban areas. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a bit of
>> pollution around urban centers that would fall as rain?
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