European larch trees dressed for autumn

A misty mountain landscape with larch trees in autumn colors and a dry grassy field.

These European larch are an exception among their kind. They shed their needles in autumn, which turn yellow, red and brown before dropping. It is the only conifer in Europe to do this.

It is sometimes called the mountain oak, because of the exceptional wood it produces. Slow-growing, it is the most durable and strongest of the coniferous woods.

Rot-proof, it is used for boat design, roofing frames, shingles and railway sleepers.

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