Difference between Sap wood and Heart wood

Sap wood is the functional, conducting part of the wood whereas heart wood is the non functional, non conducting part of the wood.
Sap wood vs Heart wood
Sap wood vs Heart wood
Sap wood
1. The outer region of the old trees forms the sap wood
2. It is also called as alburnum
3. it is soft and not durable
4. It is light coloured and formed of living cells
5. Vessels are not blocked by tyloses
6. The function of this region is conduction of water and nutrients and also storage of food
Heartwood
1. The central region of the old trees forms the Heart wood
2. It is also called as duramen
3. it is hard and durable
4. It is dark coloured due to the deposition of various substances
5. Vessels are blocked by tyloses with various deposits
6. The function of this region is mechanical support
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

excellent site

Abdul Rahuman Mohamad Rikas said...

Thanks for the information about wood

Anonymous said...

Sir do check and correct the first point of heartwood.

MD said...

Thank you... corrected

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