Vachellia sieberiana (Acacia sieberiana)
Vachellia sieberiana is a magnificent large tree with a flat crown of deep green, feathery foliage and an attractive creamy-tan to yellow-brown corky bark, is easy tree to identify. The flaky, papery bark peels off in flattish strips, revealing a yellow underbark.
This fast growing tree develops its wide spreading flat-topped shape whilst still young. Vachellia sieberiana is a favoured nesting tree for Barbets. The Red Billed Wood hoopoe love probing under the yellow papery, flaking bark for insects. They thrive in poor soils and will grow in rocky areas. Once established they can tolerate quite cold conditions.