|Forum topic by VADesigner||posted 01-22-2015 07:08 PM||654 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-22-2015 07:08 PM
I’m looking for a supplier of Black Locust in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Am willing to travel over the mountain or down the river to WV as well.
Anyhow, if there are any growers out there reading this, I thought I’d share this older article. There’s a market to be had in Black Locust: http://dirt.asla.org/2011/11/10/why-use-ipe-when-you-can-have-black-locust/
“Currently, there are 5 million acres of Black Locust under cultivation worldwide, but “virtually zero in the U.S.” Korea has 1.2 million acres, China has another 1 million, while Hungary has 270,000 acres. “This is something that has the potential to be an economic engine in many parts of this country.”
Start planting now!