Sap-wood sentence example

sap-wood
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The sap-wood is more perishable,, but it is useful for fences, casks and a variety of other purposes;.

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  • He has used only the heartwood of the oak trunk for this sculpture, the sap wood having been cut away.

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  • The sap-wood is lighter and much more perishable, but is of value for many purposes of rural economy.

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