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western larch

noun
1.
a North American larch, Larix occidentalis, having oval cones and found mainly in S British Columbia
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  • Some of the annual cut of lumber credited to western larch does not belong to it.

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  • The value of the wood of western larch has been the subject of much controversy.

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  • The western larch reaches its best development in northern Idaho and Montana on streams which flow into Flathead lake.

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  • The wood of western larch is heavier than longleaf pine, and approximately of the same weight as white oak.

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  • The seasoning of western larch has given lumbermen much trouble.

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  • It is very common in sycamore and in western larch, particularly in the butt portion.

  • Approaching the park from the east the routes pass through open western yellow pine forests and western larch stands.

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