Difference between spring wood ,autumn wood , heart wood and sap wood??
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|Represent the old elements of secondary xylem||Represent the young elements of secondary xylem|
|Present in central region||Present in peripheral region|
|Dark in colour||Light in colour|
|Physiologically inactive||Physiologically active|
In spring season, cambium is very active and produces a large number of xylary elements with wider vessels. This wood is called spring wood or early wood. It is lighter and has lower density.
In winters, xylem is less active and forms fewer xylary elements with narrow vessels. This wood is called autumn wood or late wood. It is darker and has higher density.
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