Larches are found on mountain slopes, a hike up from the valley floor, often along the tree line where just beyond is bare rock, wind and a heck of an amount of weather. This incredible tree grows in areas susceptible to massive amounts of wind, avalanches and snow loads. How do they survive where other trees cannot?
There are two ways they could do this! They can either be super bendable like a yogi or stand strong like a sumo wrestler. In fact, the Larch tree is both! Take a look at the young ones, they can bend right over with the tip of the tree skimming the ground, as if it was touching its toes.
Then as the trunk grows and get older, it gets so strong they can resist the harsh environment by being rock solid.
The Larch can grow up to two hundred feet (60 Metres) BUT Larch’s grow so SLOW. Only one foot in thirty years! So, the next time you are out hiking among these beauties, take a guess at how old they are. Thankfully, the larch can resist fire as it gets older because it has no needles or branches near the bottom of the trunk.
Connect with nature
Be flexible when needed
Don't let one storm break you
Grow slowly and always
Know you're beautiful