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The origin of our wood

Our wood comes from European forests, specifically from Romania. Our supply of logs is furnished 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 the forest to the transformation of logs into different products.

It was in 1601 that the Robinia was introduced to Europe by the botanist of the King of France Henri IV, Jean Robin. Later, in Hungary and Romania, this species was 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 to develop this species. 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, acacia trees are considered to be widespread in this country, covering a total area of ​​over 270.000 hectares. The most suitable area for acacia is in the of south of Romania, in the Oltenia region, where it seems that this species has found optimal conditions for development. In some forests, the trees reach up to 30 m tall, 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

Romanian map with acacia forests location

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.

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