Common Acacia (Robinia pseudo-acacia) is found in America.

Appearance

The wood is of a greenish-yellow colour, with reddish-brown veins. Its structure is alternately nearly compact and very porous, which marks distinctly the annual rings. It has no large medullary rays.

Characteristics

It is very durable, heavy, hard, and tough, rivalling the best oak in these respects. The timber is generally of small size.

Uses

It makes first-rate trenails, and very excellent durable posts for fencing, sills for doors, etc.