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What’s the difference between sapwood and heartwood?

If you follow our blog, you have probably seen us mention heartwood and sapwood fairly often. In the timber industry, these are two very common terms. But what do they mean? In case you are not sure, we have put together a quick guide explaining everything you need to know.

Sapwood vs Heartwood

Trees are comprised of both sapwood and heartwood. You may have heard of these terms, but here we discuss in further detail what exactly they are, what the difference between the two are, how you can identify each type and how their varying properties affect how you work with the wood.

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