Dictionary » H » Hardwood




(1) The secondary xylem of many non-monocot angiosperm trees, marketed as such.

(2) The wood that is typically compact, hard and dense.

(3) A tree yielding such wood, such as oak, cherry, maple and mahogany.


Hardwoods differ from softwoods by having pores or vessels.

Compare: softwood
See also: xylem

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

How to sample earthworm

Here is an unusual tactic for bringing earthworms to the surface, especially in wooded areas. Select a small hardwood tree about three inches +/- .5 diameter. With a saw, cut the tree down leaving about four inches above the soil surface. Then take the saw and "lightly" ...

See entire post
by Ken Ramos
Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: How to sample earthworm
Replies: 9
Views: 5169


Hi there, I hope you can help me out with this pellucid mucus found on a rotten log of hardwood. At first sight it resembles a Tremella spec. ( Fungi, Heterobasidiomycetes ) like T. fuciformis or an unpigmented form of T. mesenterica . However under the microscope ...

See entire post
by EricS
Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Cyanobacteria?
Replies: 6
Views: 4126

This page was last modified 10:08, 16 March 2009. This page has been accessed 1,827 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link