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Rosaceae -- Rose family

    G. W. Wendel

    Pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica) is a small common  tree inhabiting a great variety of lands in the northern part of  the United States and Canada. It is sometimes called fire cherry  for its value as a reforesting agent after forest fires. It forms  pure stands that provide shade for seedlings of slower growing  species, then dies off, making way for the new trees. Another  common name, bird cherry, reflects the prevalent use of the fruit  by birds as food. It is also called northern pin cherry, wild red  cherry, and pigeon cherry. The soft porous wood is of little  commercial value.

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G. W. Wendel

Source: Silvics of North America

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