Acacia wood is especially used for furniture because of its durability, lustrous finish and varied shades. Acacia/ Samanea Saman wood is also known as Monkey Pod or Rain tree. They are a moderately fast growing tree that is used in agro forestry as a shade or shelter tree for crops and can also be seen along many roadsides. It is prolific in many countries and invasive in some. It is harvested/ replanted on a regular basis.