How to use Sapwood in a sentence
The larch, from its lofty straight trunk and the high quality of its wood, is one of the most important of coniferous trees; its growth is extremely rapid, the stem attaining a large size in from sixty to eighty years, while the tree yields good useful timber at forty or fifty; it forms firm heartwood at an early age, and the sapwood is less perishable than that of the firs, rendering it more valuable in the young state.
The yellow pine is one of the most important timber trees of the genus; the heart-wood being very durable is largely employed in ship-building and for house timber, being nearly equal to that of P. sylvestris; large quantities are exported to Britain under the name of " New York yellow pine "; the sapwood is perishable.
It has light yellow sapwood and a brown heartwood.
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.
The key lies in the way in which growth rings change from being juvenile sapwood to becoming mature heartwood in later life.Advertisement
The larvae of furniture beetle can easily attack the sapwood of our usual structural timbers.
Three of the eight samples had complete sapwood and could be precisely dated.
The stressing is achieved as the inner sapwood shrinks as it dries and becomes heartwood.
If no range is given for the date it is precise (complete sapwood ).
The timber is a pale reddish brown with cream sapwood.Advertisement
If no range is given for the date it is precise (complete sapwood).
The intermediate hammer yielded a 139 year ring-width sequence which included the first sapwood ring.
It is principally found in roof timbers where it attacks the sapwood of exclusively softwood timbers often resulting in structural weakness.