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


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.


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


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