A Quick Method to Distinguish Aspen Heartwood and Sapwood

Eugene M. Wengert

Abstract


Using ethyl or isopropyl alcohol on dry, sanded aspen (Populus spp.) end grain enables one to distinguish heartwood from sapwood. Addition of a dye makes a permanent record.

Keywords


<i>Populus tremuloides</i>;<i>P. grandidentata</i>;heartwood;sapwood;heartwood-sapwood differentiators

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