western larch

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western larch

A moderately strong, heavy softwood of the western US with coarse-textured reddish brown wood; used in general building construction, as timbers and flooring.
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Mechanism of stimulation of human natural killer cytotoxicity by arabinogalactan from Larix occidentalis. Cancer Immunol Immunothcr.
Key words: caching behavior, epigeous fungi, Larix occidentalis, Montana, mushrooms, mycophagy, Red Squirrel, Suillus, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, Western Larch
Boards were also obtained from three species believed to be moderately durable: western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.), tamarack (Larix laricina (Du Roi) K.
Three larch species can be found in North America: alpine larch (Larix lyallii), distributed primarily at high elevations in western Canada; eastern larch (Larix laricina), distributed in boggy areas of the northern forests of eastern North America; and western larch (Larix occidentalis), distributed in the American West.
Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) present a high incompatibility; whereas western larch (Larix occidentalis) is strongly incompatible.