Compost box, fence post, fire wood — black locust wood will serve each purpose well.
If you live in southeastern Ohio you may have seen this. Black locust trees, the source of black locust wood, generally succumb to locust borer beetles. A tree in this condition should have been cut down long ago.
PHOTO: ROY FLANNAGAN
Black locust wood logs can be used for mulching or compost bins while they cures into suitable posts.
This post supports a barbed wire fence.
Black locust posts work well for board fences too.
Worn out after decades of fence post duty, the logs can be cut into firewood.
A locust log makes its final contribution to man- and woman-kind.