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Hello Fellow Friends,
I am looking to do a rotation fire wood cutting with black locust. Does anyone know how often I can cut a stand of these trees down for firewood? and how fast they grow diameter and height?
Also any other information on black locust is encouraged and wanted :)
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I don't have any experience cutting black locust stands, but in the ben falk book and his youtube videos he shows his stands growing rapidly. Looked like a ten year tree would produce a bit of firewood. Also it will serve as a coppicing tree so if you are running a rmh you would probably get more wood faster.
 
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Check out the below thread. Somewhere within the six pages of black locust wisdom, woodlot uses were addressed.
Here at Permies, we like to resurrect old threads.


https://permies.com/t/4078/Black-Locust

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It's one of the fastest growing trees in my neck of the woods and I can tell you That once you start cutting ithe stand spreads rapidly through rhizomes it's like giving it fertilizer you'll have a 10 foot tall tree in a year from a root sprouts probably takes five or six years to get anything That you can cut at least for fence post and small diameter firewood.  It ranks right up there with Osage oranges being one of the hottest burning high BTU firewood and is very rot resistant I use it for fence post all the time over any other species.
 
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