Oak is one of my favorite woods, Gambel and Bur Oak grow here, though most other varieties won't due to drought intolerance. The Blackthorne has a similar problem, unless it is grown close to a year round water source. Where I can find Blackthorne, I might find Oak, I'll keep my eyes open.
Crab-apple, Apple, Apricot, Pecan, various Cherry are fruitwoods that grow here. Lots of varieties of Ash, Elm, and Cottonwood are the mainstay hardwoods here. Russian Olive is a tall shrub/tree that is extremely tough that's quite common for tree rows that I think would make a good stick. Lots of Evergreens have also been planted here. Spruce more than Pine or Juniper.
A native Juniper exists here, though it only grows about 9" tall, as a low growing ground cover on the peaks of low hills. Not stick material. Interesting shrub, though, as most are several hundred years old, I'm told. All the Rancher/Farmers hold them in high regard, and won't till them under. They are proud to have them as evidence of native prairie.
Love your picture of the tree as your avatar!
I bought this house 8 years ago, and didn't realise the wealth of stick material I had until over these holidays, due to the Cold Steel Shellilaugh. Didn't even know the "thorn trees" were Hawthorne until I decided to look into real shillilaughs. I was quite exited to find out that I have such a wood growing in my fenceline! My house is surrounded by trees, and the Hawthornes are quite light starved, so I probably won't do very much cutting on them. They have a tough enough life without me hacking on them! I know wild hawthorne along the creek here that aren't in such a bad location that I can harvest from.