Definitions for "Heartwood"
Keywords:  sapwood, darker, pith, xylem, denser
The hard, central part of the trunk of a tree, consisting of the old and matured wood, and usually differing in color from the outer layers. It is technically known as duramen, and distinguished from the softer sapwood or alburnum.
The mature wood that forms the spine of a tree.
The dead inner core of a tree. In most species, darker and denser than the sapwood. Heartwood is very desirable, and considered the best portion of the tree.
Keywords:  tubers
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