For centuries, mankind has witnessed the unique performance of structures built out of Siberian Larch. Their experiences led them to refer to Siberian Larch as “The Tree of Eternity”. Some homes and churches in Russia have been estimated to be in existence for over 800 years. Perhaps the most famous example of its longevity is its use in the construction of the ancient city of Venice.
Siberian Larch is the last sustainable, old growth timber in the world that is capable of providing the U.S. market with a premium product. The most amazing feature of Siberian Larch is its natural resistance to decay. The following properties are responsible for its longevity: (1) a presence of extractives (chemical deposits in the heartwood) that are toxic to decay causing fungi and insects, (2) Siberian Larch decking is all heart product, (3) a superior density, hardness, and proportion of latewood as the result of a short growing season. These attributes create a wood that resists water penetration, wear, and indentation. Siberian Larch comes from a highly sustainable forest insuring a dependable supply. This unique combination of performance, availability, and attractive pricing makes this wood a clear winner in the decking market. Additional benefits are an impressive dimensional stability, low cost of installation, low maintenance, high manufacturing standards, and an aesthetically beautiful timber.
Stein Wood Products is the North American distributor of Siberian Larch, and we are proud to be able to offer our customers decking, siding, and flooring products.