A deciduous conifer, Larix laricina, that is part of the Larch family. The eastern tamarack grows in the northern parts of North America from Newfoundland to the Yukon. The strong, durable, close-grain wood is used for construction, cabinetry, furniture, telephone poles, and railroad ties.
See also larch.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Larix larcina; mélèze laricin (Fr.); eastern larch American larch; hackmatack; tamarack
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- External source or communication Comment: Northern Pine Manufacturers: air-dry weight = 37 pcf
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Larch." Encyclopædia Britannica. 18 Aug. 2004 .