Section through wood of Scots pine

Section through wood of Scots pine

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Caption: Pine wood. Polarised light micrograph of a cross- section through the wood of a Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris. Here, tracheid (xylem) cells are seen in concentric layers. Large xylem cells (blue) represent early (spring) growth; winter wood (pink bands) contain small, dense, thick-walled cells. These concentric layers correspond to annual growth rings (a count of which would indicate the age of the tree). In softwoods like pine, xylem tracheids carry out both a sap-conducting function and give strength to the stem. Pinus sylvestris is a common pine in northern Europe, growing to a height of 40 metres. Its wood is of commercial value. Magnification: x35 at 6x7cm size.

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Keywords: botany, growth ring, nature, pine, pine tree, pinus sylvestris, plant, plants, scots, scots pine, tracheid, type, wood

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