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What Gives Exotic Heartwoods Their Unique Colors?


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#1 andytak3740

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 11:42 AM

In exotic trees, what in particular gives their heartwoods their colors? Is it due to mineral or compounds being deposited into the cells is it from a mixture of chromophores. Could it be both? I would like to know why some are red, purple, black, and etc.

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 03:17 PM

In exotic trees, what in particular gives their heartwoods their colors? Is it due to mineral or compounds being deposited into the cells is it from a mixture of chromophores. Could it be both? I would like to know why some are red, purple, black, and etc.

 

Exposure to light makes trees change color in their wood grain.