Acacia mangium

plantation: La Pedregosa, Colombia


Family: Leguminosae
Common names: Black Wattle, Black Wattle, White Teak, Brown Salwood, Hickory Wattle, Mangium, Sabah Salwood
Type of foliage:
Life expectancy: 100 years
Total weight of CO2 captured: 220 Kg
Height: 20 m


Acacia is a good tree for land restoration projects, as it deposits a lot of carbon and nitrogen into the soil. Its short growth cycle is useful for preparing poor soils, so that other, more sensitive species can be planted afterwards. Its high kilo calorific value makes it an ideal tree for renewable bioenergy projects.
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Usefulness of the tree

Human nutrition - Fodder - Beekeeping - Wood fuel - Wood for construction - Carpentry woodTannin - Pulp and papers - Land reclamation
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