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Black Locust

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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:09 AM

Subject: Black Locust

Common Name: Black Locust


 


Latin Name: Robinia pseudoacacia


 


Family: Fabaceae


 


Size: Normally between 30 - 50 ft


 


Shape:  Random, upward growing branches, very sparse


 


Trunk: Light brown, randomly bent,


 


Wood: Heavy, Dense. Not very good for firewood


 


Branches: The branches are soft and break. They do get suckers and grow upwards.


 


Description: This tree gets pods which are posionus to humans. The wood is almost fire resistant. This tree is used to re habitat areas which have been destroyed. Very complicated roots that spread and regrow quite far from the trunk.


 

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