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The newly formed outer wood located just inside the vascular cambium of a tree trunk and active in the conduction of water. Sapwood is usually lighter in color than heartwood.
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(Botany) the soft wood, just beneath the bark in tree trunks, that consists of living tissue. Compare heartwood
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the living, softer part of the wood between the inner bark and the heartwood.
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Noun1.sapwood - newly formed outer wood lying between the cambium and the heartwood of a tree or woody plantsapwood - newly formed outer wood lying between the cambium and the heartwood of a tree or woody plant; usually light colored; active in water conduction
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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Stumps thirty or forty years old, at least, will still be sound at the core, though the sapwood has all become vegetable mould, as appears by the scales of the thick bark forming a ring level with the earth four or five inches distant from the heart.
Therefore, the specific objectives of this study were to (1) determine and compare the chemical composition of heartwood and sapwood from graded wood of red-heart Chinese fir, (2) examine the correlations among the chemical composition of heartwood and sapwood, and (3) analyze the variation in the chemical composition of heartwood and sapwood along the directions of the trunk height and radial diameter.
Here, we describe observations of a White-headed Woodpecker foraging for insects found within the sporophores (fruiting bodies) of the Veiled Polypore, or Pouch Fungus (Cyptoporus volvatus [Peck] Shear [Basidiomycete: Polyporaceae]), a sapwood decay fungus of conifers in the North Temperate regions of the world (Gilbertson and Ryvarden 1987).
After leasing 7,200 square feet of space to craft brewery Sapwood Cellars the property portfolio reached 5 percent occupied.
The sapwood area (SA, [m.sup.2]) was estimated at the end of each evaluation period through the proportion in relation to the total area of the section.
The wood anatomical characteristics influence adhesion, taking as an example the difference in porosity observed in early wood and late wood, heartwood and sapwood, and juvenile and adult wood (Albuquerque & Latorraca, 2005).
Sap flows through a portion of the outer tree trunk called sapwood, which conducts water and nutrients from the tree roots to its branches through vessels known as xylem.
4.) The bugs that make the worm holes often enter around defects in the wood: Soft or punky wood, spalted wood, cracks, and sapwood are all areas that will focus worm activity.
Similar in color to European oak, American white oak has a light-colored sapwood and light to dark brown heartwood.
The house longhorn beetle can have a devastating impact on property, as it attacks the sapwood in softwood timber.