The sapwood is darker than the heart which is an exception to the general rule.
There is only about one-quarter inch of sapwood in a 9-inch tree.
Heartwood reddish brown, sometimes white, sapwood lighter or white.
What flows through the "sapwood" is chiefly water brought from the soil.
The sapwood in its natural color resembles the sapwood of yellow birch.
The sapwood was in fine condition and almost as white as snow.
The eye can detect no other difference between it and the surrounding band of sapwood.
The sapwood is on the outside of timbers and is often more exposed than the heart.
When sapwood is exposed to the air a considerable time it changes color and becomes very dark brown.
The rejection of the sapwood by so many users is the most discouraging feature.