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Rosaceae Rose family

    David A. Marquis

    Black cherry (Prunus serotina), the largest of the native  cherries and the only one of commercial value, is found  throughout the Eastern United States. It is also known as wild  black cherry, rum cherry, and mountain black cherry. Large,  high-quality trees suited for furniture wood or veneer are found  in large numbers in a more restricted commercial range on the  Allegheny Plateau of Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia  (36,44). Smaller quantities of high-quality trees grow in  scattered locations along the southern Appalachian Mountains and  the upland areas of the Gulf Coastal Plain. Elsewhere, black  cherry is often a small, poorly formed tree of relatively low  commercial value, but important to wildlife for its fruit.

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David A. Marquis

Source: Silvics of North America

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