Today I decided to experiment with feeding some black locust leaves to the Shelterbelt Farm "flerd". Below you'll see the process and how easy it was to
utilize this wonderful plant as a food for livestock...
What is black locust and why write about it? From, “Black Locust: A Multi-purpose Tree Species for Temperate Climates”:
(excerpt from: https://hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/proceedings1990/V1-278.html)
It took me 3 minutes to cut this amount of fresh Locust root sprouts (the trunk was cut down Winter 2018).
Yummy "tree alfalfa"
A picture is worth a thousand words, many of the branches were stripped of their leaves.
To learn more about utilizing black locust in your agroforestry system, check out this great article by my friend Steve Gabriel: https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/2018/01/08/black-locust/