In Hungary, about 8,500 ha of black locust forests are harvested annually. Our annual black locust crop (including intermediate cutting) was around 1.5-1.9 million m3 for the past few years. The rotation period varies with the quality of the stands, the national average being 31 years.
The following assortments are produced:
lower quality (short) logs,
masts, poles, chips, etc.
Only about 18-20% of the harvest is suitable for sawnwood.
The popularity of locust firewood significantly influences the assortment composition. Logs and firewood are often the only assortments because of the great market demand.