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Distribution and peculiarities of black locust in Romania.


The present work aims to bring forward an updated review of the research undertaken in Romania regarding black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.). Since 1852, after the first black locust plantations were established in south west of the country, foresters and other researchers published more than 150 articles and papers regarding aspects like biology, ecology, genetics, distribution, culture, and multiple uses of this remarkable species. After more than 150 years "in service" of the Romanian forestry, black locust is considered naturalized, earning its place as one of the most important species used to reclaim and restore degraded lands all over the country. Nevertheless its invasive capacity has been studied and accounted for, black locust being planted only on degraded lands. A multipurpose species with numerous benefits aside it's durable wood, it has great value for beekeepers and farmers alike.