heartwood heartwood  /ˈhɑr ˌtwʊd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the older inactive central wood of a tree or woody plant; usually darker and denser than the surrounding sapwood

Usage(s):

  1. A thin, spidery crack traces through the heartwood, then out through 80 or 90 years of growth rings to the ridged, slightly greenish bark.
  2. After all, the tree has been growing through the centuries just for this moment and this royal purposeto enclose in its sun-yellowed heartwood the body of its predestined King.

News

  1. Peter Schaner, 81

    Peter H. Schaner, 81, died at Heartwood Lodge in Spring Lake.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Holland Sentinel

  2. Tower Street Stringband to play Heartwood's Youth Music series

    The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail will present a concert by the Tower Street Stringband on Thursday, June 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway in A
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Bland County Messenger

Quotes

  • Alan Kennedy, director of communications and engagement at The Woodland Trust, said: "We have ambitious plans for the future, such as the creation of Heartwood Forest, the largest new native forest in England. We need to ensure we are using the...
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Alan Kennedy Source: Brand Republic

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