the softer part of the wood between the inner bark and the heartwood.
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- Also called alburnum.
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How to use sapwood in a sentence
How to tap a treeDrill a hole through the bark, about 2 inches into the sapwood, angling the hole upward.Make your own maple syrup without harming the trees | By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life | February 7, 2021 | Popular-Science
Diseases of the sapwood cut off the water supply, which is pumped upward from the roots.Our National Forests | Richard H. Douai Boerker
Upon exposure by a wound, the sapwood just underneath the bark dies, dries out, and checks.Our National Forests | Richard H. Douai Boerker
A feller that kin kick like that didn't orter be called sapwood nor Saphead nor Sapanything.Two Little Savages | Ernest Thompson Seton
It is a bright red-brown with a thin outer edge of paler sapwood.Forest Trees of Illinois | Fuller George D.
This external evidence should be supplemented by cutting down to the sapwood.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting | Northern Nut Growers Association
British Dictionary definitions for sapwood
the soft wood, just beneath the bark in tree trunks, that consists of living tissue: Compare heartwood
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Scientific definitions for sapwood
The younger layers of new wood produced by the interior side of the vascular cambium within a tree trunk. Sapwood is active in the conduction of water and is usually lighter in color than heartwood.
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