The native larch, a coniferous tree, only played a subordinate role in the German timber industry until the discussion about tropical timber in the early 90s. Their importance, especially for gardening and landscaping, has increased significantly since then. Since the small amount in Germany (only about 3% of the forest area) cannot meet the increasing demand, it is supplemented by imports of Siberian larch. With a durability class between 3 and 4, larch has little to moderate durability and can therefore be used outdoors for 5 to 10 years. It owes its great success on the market primarily to its low price.