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The older, nonliving central wood of a tree or shrub, usually darker and harder than the younger sapwood. Also called duramen.


(Botany) the central core of dark hard wood in tree trunks, consisting of non-functioning xylem tissue that has become blocked with resins, tannins, and oils. Compare sapwood



the dense, dark, nonfunctioning older wood at the core of a tree trunk; duramen.
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Noun1.heartwood - the older inactive central wood of a tree or woody plant; usually darker and denser than the surrounding sapwood
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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Most thermal modification studies have attempted to improve the durability of sapwood; however, it may be more fruitful to improve the durability of heartwood that already has some inherent durability.
Caroline Elaine Cooley and Jordan McCall Gillentine were united in holy matrimony at seven o'clock in the evening on June 7, 2013, at Heartwood Hall in Piperton, Tennessee.
Stephanie Happer, marketing manager for Northwest Hardwoods, noted a feature of Pacific coast maple is its even tone: There is very little difference between the heartwood and sapwood.
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TD Bank, The Provident Bank, Boothby Therapy Services and Heartwood Media were all honored at the Manchester gala for their support of the arts in their communities and statewide through donations of time, money and resources.
You're invited to plant a tree at Heartwood Forest near St Albans between 10am and 3pm this Sunday, in the Woodland Trust-owned 850-acre site.
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A fifth of those who have continued to work beyond the age of 65 claim they will never retire completely, according to retirement planning group Heartwood.
Heartwood Wealth Management said it is launching a new range of new multi-asset funds.