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earlywood

[′ər·lē‚wu̇d]
(botany)
The portion of the annual ring that is formed during the early part of a tree's growing season.

springwood

Wood formed during the spring and early summer; characterized by cells which are larger and thinner than the cells formed later in the year.
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Relationship between March-May seasonal precipitation and total annual ring width, earlywood and latewood indexes of Pinus oocarpa.
splendens is more abundant in earlywood than in latewood, and most of each growth rings is latewood (Fig.
The Cuauhtemoc earlywood chronology was used to reconstruct June-July PDSI values for east-central Mexico (i.e., the Sierra Madre Oriental and the Valley of Mexico).
Earlywood looks light, whereas latewood looks dark (Zink-Sharp & Davis, 2008).
A deep root system is typical for oak species [23]; however, ring-porous species, with a band of wide vessels in the earlywood followed by much narrower vessels in latewood, should show in theory isohydric behavior of stomatal control, i.e., a tighter stomatal regulation of transpiration to extremes in vapor pressure than diffuse-porous species and conifers [15, 29-32].
Dates of fires were then recorded and seasonality of wounds, determined by location within earlywood or latewood, was noted.
(10) Paint cracking, checking, and delamination of film layer from the wood substrate can be enhanced by large differences between the densities of earlywood and latewood in wood species like southern pine.
Aged 27, he is a Young Scottish Musician of the Year finalist who has recently released his debut solo album, Earlywood, to critical acclaim.
This may be explained by the greater stiffness of cell walls in the latewood portion of the growth ring, when compared to the thinner cell walls in the earlywood.
Earlywood and latewood of juvenile wood (Ring 3) and transition wood (Ring 8) were analyzed separately for these key traits.
California redwood usually has a red-brown heartwood with a distinct growth ring figure revealing the tree's earlywood and latewood zones.