Our robinia products

- The Robinia Stake -

100% NATURAL - MOST RESISTANT WOOD IN EUROPE

The production of acacia stakes is our specialty. It is mostly used for wooden fencing, either for domestic or professional sector. Acacia stakes makes fencing much more sustainable. Many have already understood that i.e. farmers, vineyards, arborists, stud farms, hop cultures, zoos, hunting and forest estates. We offer personalized solutions tailored to your needs.

Robinia forests in Romania are very dense. Trees growth is slow. Looking at the annual growth rings on the poles, you can see them being very close from one another. Acacia wood from Romania is therefore much more resistant than acacia wood from modern forests where productivity is a priority, to the detriment of the hardness of the wood.

Depending on the diameters sought, poles lifetime greatly exceeds 30 years.

Depending on the intended use, our stakes can be:

 

  • Debarked or not

  • Pointed

  • Sanded

  • Round or sawn

  • Diameter measured in the middle (and not at the thick end)

A.  Robinia stakes - round, peeled and sharpened

 

 

Our main product is the acacia stake, debarked and pointed. Having a stake peeled makes it last longer and a better anchoring of the staples / nails / screws in hard wood. These stakes are ideal for making fences and staking trees.

The table below shows the dimensions of stakes we have in stock. These are standard dimensions. On demand, we can produce stakes of other dimensions (up to 12 meters in length and 35cm in diameter).

 

The following table shows the quantity of poles per pallet. Please take this into account when you send us your order as we deliver by full pallet.

The table below gives an indication of the number of poles per truck based on a load of 30m³ per transport. We also deliver smaller quantities than a full lorry, in which case the grouping costs are invoiced to the customer.

For example: for poles with a length of 2 meters and a diameter between 10 and 12 cm, we can place 1.600 poles per truck.

Once debarked and put on pallets, acacia wood as a density around 780kg/m³. Based on it, the following table gives an estimate of the weight of each acacia pole, according to its dimensions.

B. Big acacia poles

 

We produce all lengths of poles (up to 12m) and all diameters (up to 40cm). The majority of our customers who order poles want them peeled (the bark of acacia poles drops quickly after installation). They are used in a wide variety of jobs:

  1. for earthworks - retain land during earthworks;

  2. by ecological engineering companies to carry out bank tuning - reinforce the banks of ponds or watercourses;

  3. installation of hops for brewers - in addition to its exceptional longevity, acacia is also sought after for organic crops which need wood without any chemical treatment;

  4. installation of outdoor facilities in zoos.

 

C. Robinia sawn stakes

Stakes sawn in quarters or half-rounds (to serve as rails). They can be peeled or unpeeled (cheaper).

Sawn stakes are 30% cheaper than round stakes because with a tree we produce 2 or 4 sawn stakes. They are categorized by circumference and not by diameter. The most popular pole circumferences are:

  • 20-25cm: obtained from a round stake of 8-10cm diameter sawn in 2 or a 12-14cm sawn in 4;

  • 25-30cm: obtained from a round stake of diameter 10-12cm sawn in 2 or a 14-16cm sawn in 4;

  • 30-35cm: obtained from a round stake of diameter 12-14cm sawn in 2 or a 16-20cm sawn in 4;

  • 35-40cm: obtained from a round stake of diameter 14-16cm sawn in 2 or a 20-22cm sawn in 4;

  • 40-45cm: obtained from a round stake of diameter 16-18cm sawn in 2 or a 22-26cm sawn in 4.

These sawn acacia stakes are widely used in viticulture in vineyards that do not want stakes treated with copper salt or iron poles, and also in stud farms (always debarked because acacia bark is toxic to horses). Farms install sawn stakes with a minimum perimeter of 30cm. This is a good compromise for a cheap and very resistant stake. For example, a sawn stake 30-35cm in perimeter is cheaper than a round stake 10-12cm in diameter.
If you don't mind the bark of sawn stakes, be sure to mention this when ordering your stakes as unpeeled sawn stakes are 10% cheaper than peeled ones.

 

D. Robinia square posts

The sections of square posts vary according to their uses:

  • Square posts of 7x7cm up to 15x15cm in section: used as fence posts (top of the range) and as pilasters to hold gates and barriers in meadows or landscape crossings. We produce two qualities. The difference is the sapwood tolerance for the second quality.

  • Stakes 2.5x2.5cm in section: used by vineyards (maintaining the vine stock and training) and by foresters (fixing protection for young plants against game).

 

E. Robinia sanded poles

The sanded posts are first debarked and then sanded. There are two types of finishes:

  • light sanding to remove roughness and the wood is pleasant to the touch. The advantage is that it keeps all of its natural curves but turns dark gray over time.

  • intensive sanding which removes all the sapwood. All that's left is the heartwood, which turns slightly gray. The wood keeps its natural curves but we can see that it has been worked.


These posts are used by the builders of playgrounds, pilings, terraces, pergolas and other outdoor facilities.

 

F. Sturdy anti-split plates

The anti-split plates are produced from a strong steel (S250) 1mm thick and are galvanized. They have teeth of 1cm in length. We have different dimensions in stock.

It is recommended to place these plates when cracks appear to prevent them from widening or on every stake in a preventive way.