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 A To Z Entry For Bonsai Sapwood (Tree Parts)


 Sapwood - (Tree Parts)

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bonsai_tree_trunk_02.jpg image SAPWOOD -

Also known as XYLEM. This section of the trunk sits between the HEARTWOOD and the CAMBIUM. Its function is to transport water and nutrients upwards through the outer ANNUAL RINGs. Sugars are transported downward via the inner BARK (known as the PHLOEM).

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