Sap-wood Sentence Examples
Wood thus altered is known as heart-wood, or duramen, as distinguished from the young sap-wood, or alburnum, which, forming a cylinder next the cambium, remains alive and carries on the active functions of the xylem, particularly the conduction of water.
The sap-wood is made up of the outer layers or rings, and these are softer than the heart and generally of more open grain.
If the tree is too young the proportion of sap-wood is large, and the heart-wood is not so hard as that of a tree of mature age.
The sap-wood is more perishable,, but it is useful for fences, casks and a variety of other purposes;.
He has used only the heartwood of the oak trunk for this sculpture, the sap wood having been cut away.Advertisement
The sap-wood is lighter and much more perishable, but is of value for many purposes of rural economy.