Acacia

Also known as: Robinia, false Acacia, Black Locust

Botanical Name: Robinia pseudoacacia

Origin: North America, Europe

Description: Often seen planted for decorative effect in parks and gardens, it is also used as a roadside tree and has naturalised in some areas. When freshly cut the colour is a lustrous greeny-yellow, dulling somewhat with age and exposure. If the logs are steamed for a short period this light shade is retained. Longer steaming results in a darker rich brownish colour. Most veneers display pips and small burr clusters which, together with the prominent growth structure, gives the veneer much character.

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