Larch

Botanical Name: Larix deciduas Mill

Source Location: Originated in Europe and Russia; sourced Island of New Zealand.

Stability: Stable

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.

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