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sapwood,

relatively thin, youngest, outer part of the woody stem of a tree, the part that conducts water and dissolved materials. In the cross section of a tree, the sapwood is recognizable by its texture and color; it is softer and lighter than the inner heartwoodheartwood,
the central, woody core of a tree, no longer serving for the conduction of water and dissolved minerals; heartwood is usually denser and darker in color than the outer sapwood.
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. As the tree grows in diameter, the innermost layers of sapwood become heartwood, and new sapwood is produced on the outside of the woody column. See woodwood,
botanically, the xylem tissue that forms the bulk of the stem of a woody plant. Xylem conducts sap upward from the roots to the leaves, stores food in the form of complex carbohydrates, and provides support; it is made up of various types of cells specialized for each of
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Sapwood

The outer layers of the wood of a tree, in which food materials are conveyed and stored during the life of a tree; they are usually of lighter color than the heartwood.

Sapwood

 

alburnum, the outer, young, physiologically active layers of wood adjoining the generative tissue, or cambium. Sapwood is distinguished from the interior part (heartwood) by its lighter color and lesser mechanical solidity; it contains more water and is less resistant to destruction by fungi and insects than heartwood and mature wood.

sapwood

[′sap‚wu̇d]
(botany)
The younger, softer, outer layers of a woody stem, between the cambium and heartwood. Also known as alburnum.

sapwood, alburnum

sapwood
The wood of a tree between the bark and heartwood; normally lighter in color than the heartwood; equal in strength to heartwood but usually not as decay-resistant.
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As indicated in the figure, the sensitive spot is located in the sapwood region, below the bark.
The heartwood and sapwood area within the stem cross sectional area decreased with height.
Data analysis for fungal isolation: The occurrence frequencies of each fungus isolated from life stages, body parts and sapwood under galleries of H.
Some of the rings were very narrow, especially in the outer part of the stem and regardless of direction, and therefore measurement of sapwood rings was in general more difficult.
To answer these challenges the main objective of this research was to study the effect of curing processes on antisoiling properties of sol-gel coating on pine sapwood (Pinus sylvestris).
The aim of this study was to compare AE during dehydration at ambient temperature between fresh Norway spruce sapwood and sapwood exposed to two rewetting cycles.
was isolated from discolored sapwood in the release-treated plants of redbay and all avocado cultivars except 'Hass' (G-M) (Table 1).
The center is called heartwood, and the rings are sapwood.
Heartwood and sapwood were mixed in reciprocal percentages of 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% for kraft pulping.
Sapwood (xylem) moves water and nutrients from roots to leaves.