CHARACTERISTICS OF TREE
Scientific Name : Prunus serotina
Unified Name : American Cherry
Growing areal : It grows throughout central and southern areas of North America.
Environment: It grows from the lowlands to the highlands, in sunny exposures with fertile but not to moist soils. It’s used to consolidate unstable terrains
Trunk; logs and tissues: The trees do not exceed the 15 to 20 m tall, diameter at breast height, with ranges from 30 to 40 cm. The shape of the trunk is often regular with straight ligneous tissues rights
WOOD APPEARANCE TO THE NAKED EYE
Texture : Straight.
Fiber: Fine to regular.
Grain: Little marked and with darker tone
Color : Yellowish-white sapwood and reddish-brown heartwood.
Drawing: Valuable for the thin ray flecks on radial and tangential sections