One of the deciduous genera of conifers, the ten or eleven species of Larix are native to the temperate-cold zones of the northern hemisphere. Larix decidua, in its autumn foliage in these photographs, is native to higher elevations of southern Europe in a range spanning from France to Ukraine.
While most of the oldest tree species grow in the New World (the oldest, a bristlecone pine, tops the list at over 5000 years old), European larch can also reach the 4-digit milestone. At least one tree has been recorded as having a 980 year ring count “that did not go to pith” (the centre of the stem), meaning some rings–an estimated 20 or so–were not or could not be counted.
In cultivation, this species is known to occasionally exceed 50m (164 ft.) in height, though 30m (~100 ft.) is listed as a more typical height.
Larix decidua is an economically important species for its timber. It is used, for example, in constructing housing, troughs, and fencing, as the wood is durable and tough. Although Wikipedia doesn’t include it in its list, the link in the previous sentence notes that European larch is one of the woods used in the construction of alpenhorns.