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  1. Slacker

    Slacker Hunny Locust Skipchain Sparker

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    Odd wood.
    Almost no sap wood.
    It takes forever to dry so I bust it small.
    Plus it burns so hot, I like to mix in only small chunks.
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    The Honey Locust around these parts is salmon colored when cut & split, dries in 18 months - 2 years & it does burn hot.
     
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    Honey locust I've ran into was salmon colored. This years wood pile had a good portion of it mixed in. Haven't cut much honey locust...
     
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    I think you guys have it backwards. Black is yellow, and honey has the big red thorns, white and salmon wood.
     
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    is the way it is in east TN. Black locust has yellow wood. Honey locust is white with salmon colored wood. HUGE nasty thorns.
     
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    Such as this:

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    Here in my area of NC, only the younger honey locust have thorns.
    The older ones are mostly thorn free.
    Occasional new branches have a few, but no where near the youngster trees.
    Honey locust is a short lived tree, 150years is about its lifespan.

    Odd fact: the seeds from the honey locust pods must go through the digestive tract of a critter before they can germinate.
     
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    Those thorns are handy to clean out oiler hole & chain slot in your bar. They also make a nice after dinner toothpick;) but can literally be a big PIA:mad:. There are thornless Honey Locust also.
     
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    Fun fact, the paste in the seed pods tastes like sweetened guava preserves paste.
     
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    I think YOU have the "BACKWARDS" wrong My Missouri Logging friends say "BAAcKERTz"
     
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    Nature (Or Someone) has twisted things. The honey bee loves the Black Locust tree for the pollen when it is in early bloom. One would think the Honey Locust would be the pollen producer
     
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    Named for the sweet taste of the inner tissue in the seed pod, or so I have read.
     
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    Yup, you are correct.
     
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