We just picked up a few Black Locust logs from Chavco Tree Service. If you need a tree removed and wish for the wood to be utilized vs ending up as mulch or a landfill, please contact Josh at Chavco.
– Black Locust is one of the hardest woods native to North America.
– Due to its hardness, rot resistance and stability, Black Locust is often used in woodworking, fence posts and boat building.
– Black locust was used as the foundation poles for the first homes in the new settlement of Jamestown (and were still intact 100 years later)
– The Black Locust has also been specifically cited by certain British personal as the reason for their defeat in navel battles against American navel forces
– Both the bard and leaves are toxic to humans and animals but simple heat can neutralize the toxin
– There are several regions where both the flowers and seed are consumed
– If honey bees use the Black Locust as its primary nectar source, then the honey will be considered mono-culture and will be labeled as Acacia Honey. This type of honey is highly prized and commands a heavy premium. Its characteristics are:
Acacia, a light and clear honey made from the blossoms of Robinia pseudoacacia (aka Black Locust/American Acacia) has a mild delicate floral taste and is one of the most popular and sweetest honey varieties. It lasts as a liquid due to being high in fructose. It has a fairly low acid content, and is excellent for sweetening without altering the taste or the aroma of beverages. Its sweetness also perfectly balances the salty tang of cheese. ( source )