Honey Locust

Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)


Common names: thorny locust, thorny honeylocust


Distribution : South-central and eastern United States


Color/appearance : Heartwood is a medium to light reddish brown. Wide sapwood is a light yellow


Janka hardness: 1580 lbf


Density: 3.92 lbf


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 4.2%

Tangential (width): 6.6%,

Volumetric (total): 10.8%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.6


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Honey Locust.


Sustainability: CITES: NO, IUCN: NO


Common Uses: Furniture, fence posts, utility lumber, and turned objects.


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