RVL | ON The Acacia Tree

God has prepared Acacia trees to handle the heat and drought of difficult times. He will enable us to do the same if our roots sink deeply into God and his Word. This clip is an excerpt...

Pizza with a purpose: Local pizza shop donates a meal to Africa with every pie sold - KTRK-TV

"The public loves it and is very loyal," said Co-Owner Cheryl Franco. "If you tell new customers every time they eat here they feed a child, they come back again and again."

In partnership with Feed The Children and their Meal-to-Meal Exchange Program, Malawi's buys local maize that is then blended with vitamins and nutrients and delivered to schools and villages throughout...
Source: abc13.com


  1. The hardened sap of various species of the acacia tree are known as acacia gum. Acacia gum is used as an emulsifier in food, a binder for watercolour painting, an additive to ceramic glazes, a binding in gum bichromate photography, a protective layer in the lithographic processes and as a binder to bind together fireworks.
  2. Acacia: Acacia, (genus Acacia), genus of about 160 species of trees and shrubs in the pea family (Fabaceae). Acacias are native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world, particularly Australia (where they are called wattles) and Africa, where they are well-known landmarks on the veld and savanna.
  3. The acacia koa species is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and is one of the most common trees in the state. The tree's wood is prized for making guitars, surfboards, and outrigger canoes. Mature trees also serve as a habitat for local birds and insects.
  4. The acacia tree has some unique adaptations to protect itself from animals. One such adaptation is the poisonous alkaloid that the tree pumps into the leaves. This discourages the animals from eating the leaves. It also releases a chemical that prompts other acacia trees nearby to produce the same alkaloid.
  5. Acacia Tree Types. Acacia trees preferred by most gardeners are varieties that burst out with yellow blooms in the winter or early spring. Popular types include: Bailey acacia, a hardy Australian variety that reaches heights of 20 to 30 feet. Bailey acacia displays feathery, bluish-gray foliage and bright yellow wintertime blooms.
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and on the left you can see the weaver bird nests hanging...October 2006, Masai Mara, Kenya
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acacia tree branches in riverine forest along Limpopo river | 2009/06/16 | - Limpopo, Tuli - | Nikon D700 28-70 mm f/2.8 - 28 mm - ¹⁄₈₀ sec at f/10 - ISO250 | www.paulgodard.com

Photo by E Gregory on Flickr