Black Locust
Black Locust

Tree species: black locust (or also false acacia)

Color: sapwood whitish, heartwood light brown/greenish brown/yellowish golden brown to dark brown

Hardness: very hard

Characteristics: coarse-textured decorative wood, very durable outdoors

heartwood formation: yes the robinia is a true heartwood tree

Psychological correspondence: the flower essences are said to have calming and regenerating properties. The essence of the Robinia can help in partner problems to find the right way between separation and adaptation. It strengthens self-confidence, self-assurance and self-esteem. It has an encouraging and uplifting effect on people who feel resigned and no longer believe in the good.

Properties/Use: Exterior construction, piling, fences, playground construction, hop poles, heavy duty construction lumber, earthwork, hydraulic engineering, bridges, water mills, gardening and landscaping, sports equipment, tool styles, railroad ties, mine timber, rake teeth, wood screws, carpenter's nails, wooden ladders, roof shingles, barrel wood (especially for brandy), parquet flooring, staircase construction, house doors, windows, tower roof chairs, sliced veneers, furniture construction (especially tables, benches ... ), upscale furnishing wood, turning and carving wood, flooring for livestock stables, wainwrighting, wagon construction, shipbuilding (frames, sterns, elbows, ribs, rudder tiller. .), mechanical engineering (roll pin bearings, wheel combs, ..)

Value/availability: rather rare to medium available, nevertheless relatively cheap wood

Cutting time in arboriculture: in summer (from about May to August), after full leaf sprout

Partitioning behavior: very good

Cut and wound closure: according to current guidelines ZTV Baumpflege, before knot ring up to (as far as possible) max. 10 cm diameter, no wound closure (as ineffective)

Sources of the information:

  • My own experience/knowledge and documents from my wood economics studies at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences.
  • Native timber (loose-leaf collection) Authors D. Grosser and W. Teetz. CMA, Bonn-publisher -Holzabsatzfonds-Bonn 1998
  • Book Volker Drolshagen/Karin Hoffmann: The Language of Trees (1997)
  • Website

Mobilsäge-BW & Herrmann Massivholz
Central warehouse: 70771 Leinfelden/Hohenheimerstr.68 (appointment by arrangement!) / germany
Further warehouses in Rottenburg and Nuremberg (appointment by arrangement!)
Contact person: Patrick Herrmann
mobile: +49 (0) 176 - 640 187 41
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We are constantly looking for logs
and trees > 60 cm Øme > 60 cm Ø

Our services:

  • Tables and counters unique (focus)
  • Solid wood trade
  • Mobile sawmill
  • Tree felling/tree care


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