LARCH trees are conifers occurring in BC in 3 native species. The largest species, western larch (Larix occidentalis), flourishes in the southeast corner of the province. It is an important timber-producing tree. Tamarack (Larix laricina) inhabits the northeast corner of the province and around PRINCE GEORGE. It prefers a cold, wet climate and usually grows in boggy ground. Its tough roots were prized by aboriginal people, who used them to sew their bark CANOES. More recently tamarack has been...

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