Robinia wood - Karolam®
Robinia is indigenous to the south-eastern region of the USA. Ranking after eucalyptus and poplar trees, today, the robinia tree is the most frequently cultivated deciduous tree in the world. Predominantly with the goal to improve the soil (high nitrogen levels) and to prevent erosion. Retimbering of stock with the purpose to produce wood exists mainly in south-eastern Europe, largest regions being in Hungary and Romania. All Robinia wood used by our suppliers is FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council).
Robinia wood naturally repels insects, moss and rot because of its inherent acidic properties. This wood is untreated making it the perfect complement to the playground environment. The surface is pleasant to the touch and does not splinter. Robinia wood is extremely durable and can be thermally recycled or be composted.
Kaiser & Kuhne has optimized the laminated wood in collaboration with a research project.
The KAROLAM® Acacia laminated wood combines all advantages of durable wood , without adopting the natural growth failure of Robinia.