A Note on the Thermally Induced Changes of Intervessel Pits in Black Cherry (Prunus serotina EHRH.)


  • T. J. Elder
  • W. K. Murphey
  • P. R. Blankenhorn


Chars, rate carbonization, intervessel pitting, coalescing, pit measurements, SEM


Dimensions of intervessel pits decrease as charring temperatures increase to 600 C; above 600 C pit apertures remain relatively constant. Reported increases in density of chars above 600 C are attributed to coalescing of the cell wall or changes in intercellular interstices shrinkage.


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