Siberian Larch


The Siberian larch (Larix sibirica) is a species of coniferous tree in the pine family. Its superior qualities surpass those of the larch that grows in Europe and North America with outstanding advantages such as high density, durability, resistance to moisture, longevity, and resistance to decay.

Wood from the Siberian larch remains active throughout its lifetime and releases phytoncides―volatile substances that naturally purify the air and repel harmful microbes. In a house made from Siberian larch, phytoncides prevent colds and viral infections, while decreasing the likelihood of headaches and neuroses. There have also been positive results in reducing blood pressure.

European standard ЕН 350-2:1994 describes Siberian larch as a species of wood that is of the most resistant to decay, being virtually unsusceptible to deterioration from fungi and insects.

According to research carried out at the Moscow State University of Forestry, the fire resistance of the Siberian larch is twice that of common pine, and its high index of volumetric heat capacity helps keep your home warm during cold winters, while keeping the inside of your house naturally cool during hot summers.


Built from Siberian Larch: 



Venice was constructed between the fifth and ninth centuries and more than 400,000 larch piles were used to strengthen the foundations of many structures. In 1827, more than one thousand years later, some of the piles were examined. Conclusions about their strength stated that piles made of larch, on which the underwater part of the city was built, had become as hard as rock.



Trajan’s Bridge

Trajan’s Bridge was built around 100 AD across the Danube by the architect Apollodorus of Damascus on orders of the Roman emperor Trajan. The bridge was subsequently destroyed, but larch pilings used to support the bridge were exposed in 1858 during low water levels and, having stood for almost eighteen centuries, had become so petrified that an ax could not cut through them.


Window Frames for the Winter Palace

Built between 1754 and 1762, the Winter Palace was the residence of Russian Emperors located on the banks of the Neva River in the very center of Saint Petersburg. It is now part of the museum complex of the Hermitage and plays a leading role in this unique architectural ensemble.




Flooring for the Krylatskoye Sports Complex Velodrome


In 1979, the world’s largest enclosed velodrome was put into operation at Krylatskoye in Moscow. A beautiful high-speed covering of Siberian larch was applied to the track’s four millimeter-thick steel membrane. Many kinds of competitions are held on the track, from sprints to endurance races.