He loves his homeland and is proud of it. His humor is exemplary and his fantasy amounted him to much.
For him tradition and cosmopolitanism belong together.
The beautifully grained and hard timber of the robinia points to the Saxon´s forceful and eclectic personality.
Robinia lat. Robinia pseudoacacia
The Robinia’s timber is very stable and even harder than an oak tree’s. It is also elastic and stringy. Stripes, brought up by the annual growth rings, determine the wood’s appearance. Uses include ship and furniture construction as well as violin bow manufacturing. Robinia is a good alternative to the use of tropical woods.
The Robinia is a deciduous tree. Due to it’s remarkable blossoms, the Robinia is also called “false acacia”. It has it’s origin in North America but has now been common in the whole of Europe for 300 years. It can grow up to 100 feet with a diameter of 2 to 4 feet and has dark blue-green leaves that give the tree a very beautiful appearance.