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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A deciduous conifer, ''Larix occidentalis'', that is part of the [[larch|larch]] family. It grows in the northwestern parts of North America from Montana to British Columbia. The strong, durable, close-grain wood is used for construction, cabinetry, furniture, telephone poles, and railroad ties. [[Arabinoglactan|Arabinoglactan]] is extracted from the sap.
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A deciduous conifer, ''Larix occidentalis'', that is part of the [[larch|larch]] family. It grows in the northwestern parts of North America from Montana to British Columbia. The strong, durable, close-grain wood is used for construction, cabinetry, furniture, telephone poles, and railroad ties. [[Arabinogalactan|Arabinogalactan]] is extracted from the sap.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
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* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 437
 
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* External source or communication  Comment: Western Pine Association, Portland, Oregon: air-dry weight = 36 pcf
 
* External source or communication  Comment: Western Pine Association, Portland, Oregon: air-dry weight = 36 pcf
  
* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "larch." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004.  Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service.  27 Oct. 2004 .
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* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "larch." Accessed 27 Oct. 2004 .
  
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:23, 11 August 2020

Western Larch (Larix occidentalis)

Description

A deciduous conifer, Larix occidentalis, that is part of the Larch family. It grows in the northwestern parts of North America from Montana to British Columbia. The strong, durable, close-grain wood is used for construction, cabinetry, furniture, telephone poles, and railroad ties. Arabinogalactan is extracted from the sap.

Synonyms and Related Terms

tamarack; larch fir; Larch occidentalis

Western Larch (Laris occidentalis)
Density 36 ppcf

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Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 437
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • External source or communication Comment: Western Pine Association, Portland, Oregon: air-dry weight = 36 pcf

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