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Introduction of Various Types of Acacia Wood

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Genus Acacia has a complex history in globally, there are categorize them as plants, shrubs, and large trees. This chapter covers various types of acacia species, and plantation of Acacia trees in regions such as Malaysia and Portugal. Some Acacia species are valued while others are considered as an invasive species towards the surrounding region of flora. Numerous methods were applied to control such invasive species, one of the alternative method of control is the application of acacia wood as timber product for wood industries. Heartwood and sapwood content are one of the important features in timber, as the content affects the quality, durability and susceptibility of the product which is attack by fungi. Some studies reported a relatively high heartwood content in acacia woods in acacia tree plantations, hence acacia timber has potential as a desirable wood working material and other commercial or industrial applications.

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  • Types
  • Acacia
  • Wood
  • Properties

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The authors would like to Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus for the collaboration efforts.

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Rahman, M.R., Kakar, A., Hamdan, S., Bakri, M.K.B., Julai, N., Nyuk Khui, P.L. (2019). Introduction of Various Types of Acacia Wood. In: Rahman, M. (eds) Acacia Wood Bio-composites. Engineering Materials. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29627-8_1

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