About the Tree
The Black Locust, also known as, Robinia pseudoacacia, Robinia, Acacia, False Acacia, Salcam, is native to the United States but is plentiful globally. With its fast and easy growth habit, the tree’s ability to sprout new shoots by underground stems makes Black Locust a sustainable hardwood. The tree's deep root system helps control erosion and aids in rejuvenating soil as Black Locust is a nitrogen-fixing species. As a legume, its seed pods have the ability to fix nitrogen in the soil.
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