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
Physical and Chemical Properties
Density = 37 pcf
Resources and Citations
- 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
- Northern Pine Manufacturers: air-dry weight = 37 pcf
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Larch." Accessed 18 Aug. 2004 .