Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 20 - The Black Cherry Tree - Prunus serotina

The Black Cherry leaves are shining in the summer sun; filled with life.  You can see the finely sawtoothed edges with their curving blunt teeth.

The Black Cherry tree provides food for many birds and small mammals.  The fruits are used in jams and syrups.  The bark has been used for many years in making medicinals for coughs.

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