Cherry Trees have reddish brown bark and are usually between 6′ and and 40′ tall. There are fruit-bearing, non-flowering Cherry trees and flowering Cherry trees. Only non-flowering Cherry trees should be used for Cooking Wood.
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Identifying a Cherry Tree
- Mature cherry trees are usually around 20′ but can reach as high as 35′. Cherry leaves have five small red glands on the tips.
- The bark should be smooth and reddish brown turning darker as the tree ages. Look for clusters of white or pink blossoms.
- There are 5 petals on each flower. When a cherry tree is in full bloom, you usually can’t see anything but the blossoms.