Western Larch (Larix occidentalis)


Common Name: Larch


Distribution: Northwestern North America


Color/Appearance: Heartwood ranges from yellow to a reddish brown. Narrow sapwood is yellowish white and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Knots are common but are usually small.


Janka Hardness: 830 lbf


Density: 3.0 lb/b.f.


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 3.7%

Tangential (width): 7.4%,

Volumetric (total): 13.6%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 2.0


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Species in the Larix genus have been reported to cause skin irritation, as well as hives and skin lesions.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Veneer, plywood, paper (pulpwood), particleboard, glue-laminate beams, construction lumber and flooring.


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