Botanical Name: Larix deciduas Mill
Source Location: Originated in Europe and Russia; sourced Island of New Zealand.
Durability in Ground: Moderately Durable
Durability Above Ground: Durable
Density: Approx 550kg/m3 (at approx 12%MC)
Dimensions: Most Larch is plantation grown giving it only 25-30 years growth before being milled, therefore, the standard sizes cut are 200x50 and under.
Appearance: Heartwood is an attractive yellowish brown, the sapwood a paler brown with prominent growth rings similar to that of New Zealand Oregon.
Grades: Although it comes in a clear grade, it is not as readily available as the No.1 and dressing grades.
Uses: Pergolas, feature fencing, decking, panelling, furniture, joinery, internal construction and building, and exterior cladding (we recommend heartwood only)
Tips: If being used for exterior cladding, heartwood must be selected.