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Acacia Auriculiformis (Yellow Acacia)

Acacia Auriculaeformis

This fast growing tree was a popular roadside tree planted in Malaysian Landscape during 70’s and 80’s together with two other Acacia species , They originated from Australia, New guinea and parts of Indonesia. Known locally as Yellow Acacia or Akasia Kuning, this tree was planted all over Asia in plantations for pulp and paper as well as soft timber.

Yellow Acacia’s popularity is probably due to its ability to grow easily on infertile urban soils as well as on soils that has been disturbed such as on ex-mining land. Today, this tree is no longer a popular roadside tree in Malaysia but nevertheless it is found to be growing wild and out of control in many open spaces in Malaysian cities.

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