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Planting Black Locust Trees in Eastern Washington

 
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Does anyone have any experience with planting Black Locust or other 'exotic invasives' in Kittitas County? I have heard they have a 'department of making you sad' that regulates invasive plants. Anyone have any experience with them or first hand experience with locust trees in the area? Trees/Wood are in short supply in the sage brush prairie. These trees would do a lot for land. Wind break, nitrogen fixer, water accumulator, soil web builder, heat source, fence posts, and durable building material. I would like to plant some; but wondering how under the radar I will have to be?

Thoughts or experiences welcome.
 
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I'd plant them and don't say anything. Chances are they aren't going to notice, and if they do just play dumb and cut them down, wait until the heat settles and replant or use it as an opportunity to success your system into the next stage of development.
 
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There are federal, state and county lists.

Here is the Washington state list
And the Kittitas county list

I don't see Robina pseudoacacia on either list.

 
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