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Silver wattle (Acacia dealbata)
Silver wattle (Acacia dealbata)

Common Name(s): Silver wattle, black wattle

Scientific Name: Acacia dealbata

Distribution: Eastern Australia; also planted worldwide as an ornamental tree

Average Dried Weight: 40.9 lbs/ft3 (655 kg/m3)

Comments: A fast-growing, medium-sized tree yielding lumber of moderate density. Its wood is generally lighter in color to some of the denser and slower-growing Acacia species. Clear sections of the wood are easy to work.

Note: This is a truncated profile page. If you have any helpful info or experience with this wood species, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to integrate any relevant data when I expand the page. ~Eric

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Identification: See the article on Hardwood Anatomy for definitions of endgrain features.

Silver wattle (endgrain 10x)
Silver wattle (endgrain 10x)
Silver wattle (endgrain 1x)
Silver wattle (endgrain 1x)

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Gonzalo Sanchez

We have 6 trees of this species,i libe in Uruguay and we call it ” Aromo ” because of its fragant and colourful flowers when in bloom.
Apart from it,when winter comes over here,Dealbata is an excellent firewood and to make ” asados ” ( barbecues )because of its calorific power