Our European Larch comes all the way from Siberia. It works readily with hand and machine tools, with moderate strength in all categories. It takes stain, paint or varnish well. It is a very popular lower priced outdoor cladding species. Knots are common, but usually small and often seen as a desirable “defect”, as they gives the wood its fashionably rustic look.
Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common uses: Veneer, posts, exterior work (especially cladding), frames and decorative veneers.
Comments: Currently a very popular, more affordable alternative to Western Red Cedar for exterior cladding.