Honey locust is well known for its sometimes large thorns, which is where its other name, thorny locust, comes from. Honey locust firewood is excellent for burning. It is a very dense hardwood that puts out a lot of heat and a very long burn. for firewood, it is comparable to black locust as far as heat output. It is a wood that can spark and pop so best to have a closed fireplace or wood stove when burning indoors.
Honey locust wood is not as rot resistant as black locust, but it is very durable and makes high quality lumber. Its thorns are sometimes even used as nails. I remember the first time I saw a thorny locust, I was happy that I don’t have to harvest any. On some trees the thorns are so thick, long and sharp it would be hard to imagine cutting one up without severe injury.
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