- Distribution: As many as five varieties of Black cherry are reported to thrive throughout North America.
- Tree: Attains heights of about 100 feet (30 m) Average tree grows to about 80 feet (24 m) in height, and produces a tall trunk, about 24 inches (60 cm) in diameter. Cherry trees are usually large enough to harvest after 35 to 40 years. Full height is attained in about 100 years.
- Light & Air-Induced Changes: Black cherry is very sensitive to UV light, which causes it to darken over time. UV light inhibitors in coatings can be used to prevent color change.
- Grain: Fine grain. Material with dark wavy streaks are frequent. Quartersawn lumber has a shimmery appearance.
- Texture: Fine and uniform. The wood often has narrow brown pith flecks and small gum pockets.
- Luster: Rich and satiny.
- Odor: Emits a fruity aroma when cut.
- Steam Bending: Good. Often compared to Beech and Ash.
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