Characteristics Acacia wood
It´s also called black locust, robinia, Akazie or in hungarian it is called: fehér akác.
Acacia or Black locust has been introduced to Europe from North America. In Hungary it is wide spread, no other european country has as much of it as Hungary (345.000ha). Therefore among hungarian people Black locust is thought to be a Hungarian species.
Black locust liks the warm climate and nutrition rich sandy soil of Hungary. In its early years it grows very fast, until it reaches 25 years. Forests will be reinstalled inmadiately. Its cultivation is considered as environment friendly.
Also, promising experiments are conducted into establishing short-rotation energy wood plantations
Why exactly is it environment friendly
Acacia is the only European species that can be put into the durability class 1-2, it is extremly water resistant. It is a hardwood, that does not require chemical treatment for outdoor applications. It is naturally resistant to fungi and harming insects, therefore it is best choice in terms of environmental consciousness.
Fir, oak or beechwood is usually treated with chemicals in order to be resistant.
Black locust’s strength and elastic properties are better than those of any other species grown in Central Europe. Nowadays it is the most important material for outdoor furniture and other garden products.
Our barrel planters, bath tubs, hot tubs, and wine barrels are made out of Hungarian acacia wood. Therefore its long-lasting durability is ensured.