Early wood or Spring wood

1. Formed during spring season.

2. Formed early in a year.

3. Consists of xylem tissues with wider vessels.


4. Produced more in amount.

5. Less dense.

6. A broad zone of wood.

7. Not as strong as late wood.


Late wood or Autumn wood

1. Formed during winter season.

2. Formed after the early wood.

3. Consists of xylem elements with narrow vessels.


4. Produced less in amount.

5. More dense.

6. A narrow zone of wood.

7. Stronger than early wood due to larger volume of wall materials.