Larch is a medium sized deciduous, coniferous tree ranging in size from 20m to 40m tall with a diameter of 1m or slightly more. In favorable situations a long, clean, cylindrical bole for two-thirds of its length can be achieved. The heartwood is pale reddish-brown to brick-red in colour, sharply defined from the narrow, lighter coloured sapwood. It is a very resinous wood, with clearly marked annual rings. It has a straight grain, a fine, uniform texture and is rather heavy, weighing 590 kg/m³ when dried, it is likely that plantaion grown L.sibirica and that grown in more southerly Europe is of lower density. Its heartwood is listed as moderately durable, and its narrow sapwood means a high proportion of heartwood can be recovered for use.
|Latin Name||Weight (kg/m3)||Colour||Texture||Grain|
|Larix sibirica||590 kg/m3||Pale redish Brown||Fine||Straight|
|Main Uses||Cladding, Exterior Joinery , Flooring and Decking|
|Length Range Between||2.1m to 3.1m|
|Width Range Between||20mm to 200mm|