|The Black Cherry Tree|
This tree is identifiable in the winter by it's bark. You can see the horizontal lines on the younger branches and trunks. As the tree ages, it is said that this tree resembles burnt potato chips.
The first time I was seeking this tree to identify, it was winter and I did not know how to find this tree. So, I found the beautiful spring flowers when they came out in May and then kept watching the tree throughout the year. Then, in the winter I knew which one was the Black Cherry. I found this to be a really fun way to identify the Black Cherry. Each season this tree is incredible. The winter bark, the spring flowers, the summer fruits and fall color. So, hopefully, you can find your own Black Cherry tree in the spring and keep going back throughout the year and watch it.