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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBotany · 1 decade ago

Is the "Gleditsia triacanthos" (honeylocust) tree classified as a hardwood?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Honey locust produces a high quality, durable wood that polishes well, but the tree does not grow in sufficient numbers to support a bulk industry. Its also used for posts and rails since it works with soil so well. However a niche market exists for honey locust furniture. In the past, the hard thorns of the younger trees have been used as nails.

    THE INFORMATION BELOW IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU

    Ironwood refers to the wood of many tree species noted for the hardness of their wood. Trees commonly known as ironwoods include:

    Carpinus caroliniana — also known as American hornbeam

    Casuarina equisetifolia — Common Ironwood from Australia

    Choricarpia subargentea

    Copaifera spp.

    Eusideroxylon zwageri

    Guajacum officinale and Guajacum sanctum — Lignum vitae

    Hopea odorata

    Krugiodendron ferreum — Black Ironwood

    Lyonothamnus lyonii (L. floribundus) — Catalina Ironwood

    Mesua ferrea — also known as Rose Chestnut or Ceylon Ironwood, from Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia

    Olea spp. — various olive trees

    Olneya tesota — Desert Ironwood

    Ostrya virginiana — Hop hornbeam

    Parrotia persica — Persian Ironwood

    Tabebuia serratifolia — Ipe

    Jacarandá, Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia nigra)

    Jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril)

    Lacewood from the Sycamore(N.Am.) or Plane(UK) trees (Platanus species)

    Laurel, California (Umbellularia californica)

    Limba (Terminalia superba)

    Lignum vitae (Guaiacum officinale and Guaiacum sanctum)

    ========LOCUST WOOD ==========

    Black locust or Yellow locust (Robinia pseudacacia)

    Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) *******************

    An example of MahoganyMahogany

    Mahogany (African) (Khaya spp.)

    Mahogany (West Indies or Cuban) (Swietenia mahagoni)

    Mahogany (Honduras, Central and South America) (Swietenia macrophylla)

    Mahogany (Philippine), Not a mahogany, see Lauan.

    Maple (Acer)

    Hard Maple (N.Am.)

    SO LOCUST WOOD IS INCLUDED IN HARD WOOD OR IRON WOOD . SO THE TREE YOU HAVE MENTIONED IS HARD WOOD !!!!

    Source(s): Botanist with the help from wikipedia
  • 1 decade ago

    It is a hardwood, it is also classified as such in Wikipedia

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