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The outer wood that has not yet become heartwood and is involved in conducting water.


The sapwood consists of the living wood that primarily functions in the conduction of water upwards, i.e. from roots to other parts, such as leaves. Hence, all wood in a tree would initially be sapwood, then may form heartwood (from the center outwards) as the tree ages.

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Transport In Plants

... of lignification and extractive content of the individual cell walls not there location in the tree. Xylem: It is a dead complex permanent tissue. Sapwood is xylem and mostly alive It is the principal water conducting tissue of vascular plants. Xylem consists of tracheids , vessels , xylem parenchyma ...

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by kika
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:40 am
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Topic: Transport In Plants
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... outer side (the outer layer of a tree's bark) which is only several cell layers deep. Whereas the vascular cambium produces both secondary xylem(sapwood/heartwood) and secondary phloem(inner bark). Hope this helps :)

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by botanygirl
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:47 pm
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