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  • Larches are conifers in the genus Larix, in the family Pinaceae. They are native to much of the cooler temperate northern hemisphere, on lowlands in the far north, and high on mountains further south. Larches are among the dominant plants in the immense boreal forests of Russia and Canada. Larix decidua, Larix kaempferi and Larix laricina are the species most commonly trained as bonsai.
  • They are deciduous trees, growing from 15-50 m tall. The shoots are dimorphic, with growth divided into long shoots typically 10-50 cm long and bearing several buds, and short shoots only 1-2 mm long with only a single bud. The leaves are needle-like, 2-5 cm long, slender (under 1 mm wide). They are borne singly, spirally arranged on the long shoots, and in dense clusters of 20-50 needles on the short shoots. The needles turn yellow and fall in the late autumn, leaving the trees leafless through the winter.
  • Larch is valued in forestry for its wood, which is tough, waterproof and durable, with top quality knot-free timber being in great demand for building yachts and other small boats. Larch has also been used in herbal medicine; In central Europe remembered as best wood material for residences building. Planted on borders with birch both tree species were used in pagan sagged cremations. 
  • One of the most important constituent part of project of complex waste-free processing of larch wood is the extraction of biologically active compounds from wood. The wood of two species of larch (Larix sibirica Ledeb. and L. gmelinii (Rupr.) Rupr.), which are widely distributed all over Siberia, is rich by its content of polysaccharide arabinogalactan (AG) and bioflavonoid dihydroquercetin (DQ).
  • In Siberia young larch branches are at spring harvested, preserved by lactobacillus fermentation are used as salad during winter. Larch is used as a food plant by the larvae of a number of Lepidoptera species - see list of Lepidoptera which feed on Larches. The tree was a running gag in Monty Python sketches.Also, larches are often utilized in bonsai culture, where their knobby bark, small needles, fresh spring foliage and especially autumn colors are appreciated. 
  • Western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.) commonly grows in mixed stands, and is a relatively important tree species in the Nelson Forest Region. Western larch’s range is relatively small,from Okanagan Lake east to the western flank of the Rocky Mountains, and north to Shuswap and Columbia lakes. Its elevational range is limited by drought at low elevations and by cold temperatures at high elevations.
  • Larch timber has a pale creamy brown sapwood and a dist inct ly reddish brown hear twood which is naturally durable and strong. This inherent durability and strength means that it has t raditionally been used for fencing, gate material, boat building and other outdoor uses. The effective preser vative treatment of other timbers has led to a situation where larch is not as important a timber as it once was.
  • The stock volume of export logs at the ports of Nakhodka and Vladivostok combined is 300-350 thousand m3, which is a normal level at this time of year.Low grade logs intended for China occupy roughly 50%. Exporters wouldn’t change the tough position for red pine logs. At Wanino as well, about half of its stock of spruce and larch is of low grade. Red pine logs command $155 (CIF), about the same level as the previous month, spruce remained flat around $145 as Korean ports are fully occupied, and larch $154, which is strengthening. Red pine genban (cants) KD is priced for $330 and green $285, nearly at the same level as the previous month.
  • Japanese larch is native to a 363-km2 area in the mountains of central Honshu, where it grows in scattered stands at elevations of 900 to 2,800 m. Despite this small native range, test plantings of Japanese larch in several parts of the United States and eastern Canada, Japan, China, Great Britain, and Germany have shown significant differences among seed sources in tree height, survival, terminal bud set on leader, number of branchlets, insect resistance, winter and spring cold damage, and susceptibility to sulfur fumes.
  • Larch
  • Larch Help Information
  • Larch Tree
  • Larch Distribution & Provenance
  • Larix decidua - Tree Fact Sheet

Growth Information

  •  Decadal Variability in Larch Tree
  • Climatic Response of Larch Trees Growing 
  • Fiber Farming using Populus Hybrids, Aspen, and European Larch
  • Growth and Hydrologic Influence of European Larch and Red Pine 10 Years After Planting
  • Growth Intercept Models for Western Larch
  • Growth and Performance of Micropropagated Hybrid Larch Clones
  • Radial Growth Analysis of Larix laricina
  • Physiological Status of Planting Stock


  • Propagation
  •  Pattern in Western Larch 
  • Genetic Variation of Western Larch 
  • Management Notes
  • Aspects of Hybrid Larch
  • Response of Herbage and Browse Production to Six Range Management Strategies
  • Breeding Hybrid Larch


  • Anatomical Characteristics and Mechanical Properties of Larix Sibirica Grown in South- Central Siberia
  • Isolation of Biologically Active Compounds from Larch Wood
  • Effects of Heartwood Extractives on Mechanical Properties of Larch
  • Soil Properties Related to Coniferous Seedling Height Growth in Northern Wisconsin
  • Photo- and Thermoperiodic responses of Different Larch Provenances 
  • Biosynthesis of the Arebinogalactan - Peptidoglycan Complex

Species Information

  • Dahurian Larch
  • European Larch
  • Japanese Larch
  • Siberian Larch
  • Sikkim Larch
  • Subalpine Larch
  • Tamarack Larch
  • Western Larch

Company Profiles

  • Kalesnikoff Lumber Company
  • Koskisen
  • Larch Wood Enterprises Inc
  • Stuart Timber Co Ltd
  • SiberaianLarch


  • Fischlin, Andreas
  • Andy Kerr
  • Ecosystem Ecology Lab
  • Diane Relf
  • Robert F.Foster
  • Micheal J.Wingfield
  • The Green Building Center
  • Russwood Limited

Material Safety Data Sheet

  • Wood Dust
  • Arabinogalactan
  • Total Dietary Fibre Controls Kit
  • Softwood Plywood


  • Compositions of Plant Carbohydrates as Dietary Supplements
  • Culture Medium for Sparassis Cripsa and Methods of Producing the Same
  • Extracting Maltol and Water from Naturally Occurring Plant Material Containing Maltol and Water
  • Method for Isolating Arabinogalactan From Larch
  • Plant Pest Control
  • Ultrarefined Arabinogalactan Product
  • Transgenic Trees Having Increased Resistance to Imidazolinone Herbicides
  • Use of Arabinogalactan in a Sperm Wash Product


  • Arabinogalactan
  • ImmunEnhancer
  • Larch Tamarack CO Essential Oil
  • Larch Arabinogalactan
  • Larch AG
  • Red Flower Himalayan Larch Candle
  • Bach Essence Larch
  • Wellness Larch Extract
  • Flower Essence Larch
  • Larch Product Gallery
  • Larch Timber


  • Botanicals in Cosmetics & Toiletries
  • Clinical Relevance of a Novel Immune  Enhancing Polysaccharide 
  • Effects of Dietary Arabinogalactan on Gastrointestinal and Blood Parameters 
  • Nutritional Support for Natural Immunity
  • Therapeutic Uses
  • Fine Chemicals From Larch Wood Biomass
  • Immunal - Complete Immune support in a single capsule

Pest Control Information

  • Eastern Larch Beetle
  • Larch Casebearer in Western Larch
  • Larch Needle Cast
  • Larch Sawfly
  • Insect Morphology
  • Classical Biological Control: Importation of New Natural Enemies


  • Current trends in Management Practices for European larch in North America
  • China Market Profile for Wood Products
  • Average Lumber Market Values
  • Japan Wood Market
  • Korea - Economic Overview and Market Situation
  • Prime Market
  • Market Report
  • The Importance of Russian Wood Products in Asian Markets, and "Made-in-China" Russian Wood Products
  • China's Markets for Imported Wood Products


  • Russia Announces Plans to Increase the Export Tax on Logs to 80 Percent 
  • Larix P. Mill.
  • Himalayan Larch
  • Stocking and Free Growing Survey
  • Tree Book
  • Larch in Commercial Forestry
  • Western Larch Report


  • Genetic Improvement of Larch
  • New Methods for Wood Characterisation
  • Analysis of hybridisation in Danish Larch seed orchards of Larix
  • Towards a European Larch Wood Chain
  • The Russian-Scandinavian Larch Project - seed collection and seed quality
  • Climate Change Research Project
  • The Rising Cougar Project
  • A Northern Periphery Project to Develop Siberian Larch in Forestry and Products 

Suppliers and  Buyers

  • Capricorn Timber Ltd
  • Exporters of Larch
  • Foreign Exporters & Manufacturers
  • Merton Timber
  • Distributors Related to Larch
  • Larch Selling Leads
  • Vincent Timber Ltd
  • Zuvs Ltd
  • Larch Trade Leads
  • Larch Buyers List 1
  • Larch Buyers List  2
  • Importers of Larch


  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Good Wood Guide
  • Larch Frequently Asked Questions
  • Publications for Larch
  • Forest Protection Guide

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