I want to plant some in my yard. The hardiness zone fits. The earth is probably not ideal for it though. I hear they grow fast. I don't imagine I'll ever use the wood from it in a boat I build but maybe one day someone will. Anybody ever plant BL? I've heard they can be a nuisance tree and keep coming up shooting out all over the place. Anybody have any tips about it before I go ahead and stick them in the ground. I've already ordered seeds. I got White Oak acorns, white ash seeds and smoke tree seeds. Smoke tree is ornamental but the others could one day produce boatbuilding woods. Any other woods I might think about planting if I'm going to be gifting some as yet unborn boatbuilder his dream wood lot? I'm talking about 2.6 acres so not a whole forest but a few trees of each kind might be nice. I feel like giving back what I hope to one day take away from the earth. I'll plant whatever I can't fit on my land out at my brother's place. He's got 122 acres and I'm sure I can fit a couple or three hundred trees on that no problem.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
-Henry David Thoreau-