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I found a practical use for honey locust!

 
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Hello all,

So this is an extension of my noisy neighbors thread.  I right now have two honey locust trees that I have absolutely no plans for removal.  These are located right along the edge of my neighbor’s driveway, a driveway which I actually own as it is part of an easement on my property.

When I did my mowing this fall, I intentionally left these two 4’ tall trees survive the bush hog as I was getting pretty annoyed by my neighbor who was racing his 4 wheeler up and down the driveway and driving into my property.  The nasty, wicked thorns are blocking his access.

But the kid still races his 4 wheeler up and down the driveway and now drives it out onto the road.  Each time he does so he edges a little further off the actual driveway and on to my property a little bit more.  It is a shame really, as the previous owners had a hundreds foot long row of daffodils that bordered that side of the driveway.  I am pretty certain that those daffodils are ruined by now, destroyed by the constant abrasion and compaction of the 4 wheeler.  

I might actually plant a couple more honey locust trees along the side of the driveway to deter further incursion.  So as a question to anyone reading this post, does anyone know if honey locust will grow by sticking a cutting into the ground?

Thanks in advance, and thanks for letting me vent!

Eric
 
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Eric Hanson wrote:Hello all,

So this is an extension of my noisy neighbors thread.  I right now have two honey locust trees that I have absolutely no plans for removal.  These are located right along the edge of my neighbor’s driveway, a driveway which I actually own as it is part of an easement on my property.

When I did my mowing this fall, I intentionally left these two 4’ tall trees survive the bush hog as I was getting pretty annoyed by my neighbor who was racing his 4 wheeler up and down the driveway and driving into my property.  The nasty, wicked thorns are blocking his access.

But the kid still races his 4 wheeler up and down the driveway and now drives it out onto the road.  Each time he does so he edges a little further off the actual driveway and on to my property a little bit more.  It is a shame really, as the previous owners had a hundreds foot long row of daffodils that bordered that side of the driveway.  I am pretty certain that those daffodils are ruined by now, destroyed by the constant abrasion and compaction of the 4 wheeler.  

I might actually plant a couple more honey locust trees along the side of the driveway to deter further incursion.  So as a question to anyone reading this post, does anyone know if honey locust will grow by sticking a cutting into the ground?

Thanks in advance, and thanks for letting me vent!

Eric



I don't know about cuttings with honey locust but they grow super easily from seed. Maybe start some from seed while trying the cuttings.
 
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They grow readily from cuttings in composted wood chips and make aggressive roots the first year in my experience. I also highly recommend non thornless Che berry they have spikes that make honey locusts look like pikers. I can send you cuttings they root the same way about 25% success for me.
 
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TJ,

Composted chips I have.  I will give them a try.  If that doesn’t do the trick, I might well take you up on your offer.

Thanks, and I really mean that.

Eric
 
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They also sucker extremely easily from disturbed roots. We laid a buried irrigation pipe 20ft from one through our garden/meadow. In the following spring we had a perfect line of suckers spaced about 1ft apart on average where the trench passed through the root zone.
 
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Michael,

I will keep that in mind.

Eric
 
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