[Greenbuilding] black locust and osage orange

candtcampbell at juno.com candtcampbell at juno.com
Wed Nov 16 16:12:57 PST 2011


Is either of these species appropriate for raised vegetable garden beds? Are 2 x 12's of either species available in Georgia?

Tim

When we lived in Virginia, Black Locust was the post of choice.  Out here
in Kansas, Hedge is (Osage Orange).  Both last forever in the ground,
though the latter lasts even longer than that.  This article about using
Black Locust which can be sustainably harvested, rather than Ipe, which
isn't, is compelling.

http://dirt.asla.org/2011/11/10/why-use-ipe-when-you-can-have-black-locust/

Sacie




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