Siberian Larch is a coniferous softwood but sheds its needle leaves in the winter season like deciduous trees much like Bald Cypress trees in the Southeastern U.S. The tree has a slender upright growth pattern that unfortunately can be twisted into irregular shapes by the Siberian high winds. Under good conditions it can grow relatively fast and straight. It’s naturally resistant to most insects however it is susceptible to the larch sawfly and the larch spider mite. Europeans experience with the trees and their lasting qualities led them to nickname it "The Tree of Eternity."