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XYLEM - Also known as SAPWOOD. This section of the TRUNK OF THE TREE sits between the HEARTWOOD and the CAMBIUM. Its function is to transport water and nutrients upwards through the outer annual rings. Sugars are transported downward via the inner BARK (known as the PHLOEM).
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