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Using black locust poles for a bean trellis.

 
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I have a ton of small diameter black locusts popping up off a runner and was thinking of cutting a few to use as bean poles. Are the natural insecticides/fungicides in locust wood going to affect the plant growing on them or will I be fine?
 
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Could you just leave the plant (or thin out) and plant beans next to it and run them up a living bean pole? You would be increasing your n-fixation, so much so that you could add another plant and be fine nitrogen-wise. I don't thing you should worry about fungicides in black locust, that's mostly a problem with getting it to decompose. Young plants don't have much of the fungicide anyway, since they break down easily.
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