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The origin of our wood

Our wood comes from European forests and more precise, from Romania. Our supply of logs is made by lumberjacks or companies who harvest acacia wood in massifs managed by the forest administration. Order and tracking are maintained throughout the processing chain, from forest to log transformation into different products.

In 1740, acacia wood has been introduced in Europe.

It was in the 1740's that acacia was introduced in Europe. Later, in Hungary and Romania, this specie has been widely used to reforest areas unfit for cultivation. Following various reforestation campaigns, Hungarians and Romanians have found themselves with the largest European acacia forests.

Romania has optimal climatic conditions and soils develop this specie. Indeed, it is a drought resistant tree, but loving light and requiring a mild climate, sheltered from cold winds. It grows well on many types of soils, from soft, warm, deep and heavy soils to compact, moist clay soils.

Nowadays, the acacia plantations in Romania are concentrated mostly in the Danube region. Currently, it can be considered that the acacia trees are widespread in this country, covering a total area of ​​over 270 thousand hectares. The most suitable area for acacia is in the of South of Romania, in Oltenia region, where it seems that this specie has found optimal conditions for development, in some forests the trees reaching up to 30 m tall and with trunks up to 80 cm in diameter. Bărăgan, Steppe and Dobrogeana are the main areas of the production of acacia wood.

Robinia forests localisation in Romania

In 1989, the acacia forest covered almost 247 000 ha. In the 2000s, extensive planting programs by the Romsilva Forest Administration resulted in a total of 274,610 ha of acacia forests.
These forests are mainly located in the south and east of Romania.