a tree with deep roots that anchors itself firmly in the ground, it can grow up to 40 metres in height. Its natural habitat is the mountains. Green in summer, in autumn the soft needles change colour to bright yellow and orange. The wood is quite hard and can be made into long-lasting furniture. Bright in colour at first, it changes over time through exposure to light to develop a warm orange to pale red tone. The grain ranges from simple (no branches) to complex (with branches).