Species & Origin

 

 Larix Sibirica 

Siberian Larch is a frost-hardy tree from Russia known as "the tree of eternity". Larch has been used in timber products for a very long time in Russia and parts of Europe. Some homes and churches in Russia have been estimated to be in existence for over 800 years. Perhaps the most famous example of its longevity is its use in the construction of the ancient city of Venice in Italy. The Siberian Larch reaches in length 20-40 m tall, with a trunk up to 1 m in diameter. The crown is conic when young, becoming broad with age. The branches reaches upwards and bearing several buds. The leaves are needle-like and the colour is green and turns into bright yellow before they fall in the autumn. Siberian Larch has an impressive density that can be attributed to the place in which it grows. Siberian Larch grows in an environment that is known for its long, harsh winters and therefore is the growing season is short. As a result of the short growning seasons, Siberian Larch i a very old growth that contains of 90% composed heartmaterial with impressive resistant characteristics. 

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