Robinia, Black Locust

Robinia, Black Locust

Trade Name

Robinia, Black Locust

Similar Woods

Chestnut, Oak, Elm


South-eastern parts of the USA


In the southern regions of the USA and cultivated in Europe since the 17th century. By now, this tree has spread quite well in Central Europe and especially in the south-east regions of Europe, where it even occurs as real forests. Heights of up to 25 m can be reached with diameters as large as 80 cm.


Only few and especially good logs are manufactured to veneers. Since such logs are seldom to be found a constant supply of veneers is not possible. If available, then used for interior design and for single objects. Besides for veneers, used many ways as a heavy-duty construction wood e. g. for mining as well as in vehicle and ship building. Counts as one of the toughest wood species. Favourite turning-wood.