Ive been really jonesing to score more black locust after reading recent threads on it and seeing potential scores of it as i travel my area. Ive done some research on it (other than what ive learned on here) and have some questions. Keep in mind this year is the first time ive ever cut any. First: every site i searched showed much higher BTU's than listed in the FHC reference chart (23.2 MBTU/cord). Even higher than shagbark hickory (25.3 MBTU/cord) and white oak (24.2 MBTU/cord). What is your experience/opinion of this? Is it/should it be higher than listed? Second: FHC chart shows 24 months for drying time. Ive seen it stated it could be burned right away (green cut) or even six months seasoned? (not on here of course) Will one year CSS suffice? Third: it is very rot resisitant. Will logs sitting for a few years on the ground still have all the meat on them? There is no sapwood based on what ive seen. The bark should come off easily i presume. I had one small score in November (small storm blow over 18 months down) and the bark came off easily. Any input greatly appreciated! Thanks! I drive by this area almost daily. Storm blown over trees in a mass tangle of vines. Saw the wood but never paid much attention to species just that it was on a hill and well overgrown. Stopped and discovered it to be locust! Have to work it to get it (tangle and hill) but manageable enough. Next to a fenced in pumping station surrounded by more fallen locust not pictured. Probably can get a truck full just from the wood pictured and maybe another not pictured. Well overgrown in the warm weather. A little machete work and i should be good to go. I think it may be state property and was considering calling and asking, but usually get a "NO" or red tape. I may stop and quick cut some over a few days rather than a normal "buZZsaw" load. Five minutes from home too. Ten minutes to my friends where it would be stored.