the honey locust is popular with permaculturalists across the globe, for its multiple uses.
The legumes make a valuable, high protein cattle fodder, which becomes more readily accessible with the thornless (inermis) variety.
The broad shade of the tree canopy is of great value for livestock in hotter climates, such as australia.
It is also claimed to be a nitrogen fixer, by way of rhizobium, which benefits the surrounding soil and plants. The durability and quality of the timber, as well as the ability to produce its own nails, fits the paradigm of self-sustaining agriculture that requires fewer external inputs/resources