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Black locust needed

Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by Full Circle Farm, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Full Circle Farm

    Full Circle Farm New Member

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    Need 55 black locust rounds. 6 to 10 inches by 10 foot tall
     
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    buzz sawyer Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Can't help you but do they need to be dry or can they be green?
     
  3. Full Circle Farm

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    Yes can be green.
     
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    madhatte It's The Water Staff Member

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    Exactly 55 of them? Mind if I ask what you have planned? I can't help either, but I'm curious.
     
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    johninky ArboristSite Operative

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    Fence posts or for a pole barn maybe.
     
  6. Full Circle Farm

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    Fence post
     
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    madhatte It's The Water Staff Member

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    Wouldn't ERC be more rot-resistant in the ground?
     
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    Banguts ArboristSite Lurker

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    Wish I could help, just took down my 80'er, will keep you in mind if I get any locust jobs. I really like the wood, not the thorns so much, though.

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    CTYank Peripatetic Sawyer

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    Not even close, IME. BL has only a couple of rings of sapwood, with all else heart. Hoadley characterizes BL heart as having "abundant tyloses", so all the vessels are tightly closed off to moisture, fungi etc. I've scavenged logs downed 50+ yrs back, that air-dried to excellent fuelwood, some of the very best in fact.

    Currently we're on the lookout for BL logs to mill for posts and such for Audubon preserve, because it lasts almost forever, in wet ground.
     
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    guessing west central Indiana is too far away. Otherwise we could probably help ya out
     

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