She also authored heartwood, a story collection for adult literacy students, and edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South.
The heartwood is deep chocolate-brown, mottled with red, the thin sapwood is lemon-yellow.
For some reason, the heartwood of certain species is prone to decay.
Sometimes the heartwood is no larger than a lead pencil in trunks forty or fifty years old.
The summerwood is narrow, but dark in color in the heartwood.
I think we want sapwood as well as heartwood to keep us green.
The heartwood forms while the tree is living, not after it dies.
heartwood reddish brown, sometimes white, sapwood lighter or white.
Posts sawed from the heartwood of large trees would do better.
The sapwood of white oak may be impregnated with creosote with comparative ease, while the heartwood is practically impenetrable.