What does FAO say?

Acacias natural characteristics meet many needs for rural environment. It is easy to plant and regenerates quickly. Almost no diseases reach it and its growth is rapid on favorable soil (light or sandy). Also remember its hardness, resistance and how easy it is to work with this wood.

Because of its strength and beautiful color, it can be used in interior carpentry, or for parquet and wall panels. Being very durable, acacia wood is also suitable for outdoor furniture, forest recreation equipment and outdoor sport facilities. Because of its high calorific value, it is also highly appreciated as firewood.

Technical studies show that acacia wood is of medium density. It is stable and durable even under extreme conditions of exposure to moisture and/or heat. It also has good mechanical characteristics favor the industrial use, this however can be often hampered a small diameter of the log also by tortuous rods, as well as rotting of the heart.

Acacia poles go well for vineyards and orchards. The wood can also be used in cooperage.

In the furniture industry, acacia wood is used in natural or parboiled form for various elements. It is increasingly appreciated for the manufacture of sporting goods, because of its excellent mechanical properties.

Its durability and aesthetic qualities also makes it suitable for flooring and wall coverings.

The use of acacia:

Due to its relatively easy installation and its wide range of economic, aesthetic or ecological uses, acacia is an ideal specie for developing countries with temperate or Mediterranean climate. It is particularly suitable for rural forestry. It is indeed a long-established tree that can be very useful for many parts of the world.


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