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Siberian Larch Technical Information

Below you will find a table with some Technical Information on the Siberian Larch Decking:

Latin species name: Larix Sibirica

General information about Larch Decking.

This wood species grows across Siberia and can also be found in Northern China and Mongolia. This is a slow growth material because it grows only during short summers. Plantations of Siberian Larch can be found in Norway, Findland and Austria, however plantation material is typically faster grown than that which is extracted from natural forests in Siberia.

Environmental Impacts

Siberian Larch decking is harvested in environmentally sustainable fashion, where trees are replanted at a faster pace than they are cut down. Trains are used to bring Siberian Larch decking from Siberia to mills in Europe. Siberian larch decking is listed in the IUCN Red List of threatened species, however it is listed in a “Lower Risk” or least concern category. This decking material is not listed in the CITES list of endangered species.

About the Wood, Tree and Timber

The Siberian Larch Tree is a medium sized coniferous tree and its size ranges from twenty to fourty meters in height. The trunk diameter is 1 meter or more. Siberian larch is a softwood, but its density is higher than that of some hardwoods. Sapwood is light yellowish color and heartwood is pale reddish brown, very similar to Ontario White Cedar.

Wood Density

The Density of Siberian Larch Decking varies from 570kg/meter cubed to 650 kg/meter cubed.

Movement

The movement outdoors is low to medium. It is best to protect this decking with Ipe Oil or Cutek Oil on all sides prior to installation.

Strength

Bending and toughness is higher than cedar or pressure treated pine.