This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Noticing your inquiry in the March number of the Gardener's Monthly in relation to the uses of Kentucky Coffee Tree timber, permit me to say it is one of the best varieties of timber for posts. It is equal to mulberry for such purposes. Prof. Collier, of our State University, finds it, too, one of the most valuable timbers for turning uses. It is a hard, close, compact-grained wood. It is indigenous to this region, growing in great abundance in the Missouri River bottoms, and along the smaller streams. It is being planted largely on our open prairies, and does well; we regard it as valuable in all respects.