Cherry, European

Cherry, European

Trade Name

Cherrytree, Kohl Cherry, European Cherry

Similar Woods

Black Cherry, Grisard, Dutch Elm

Origin

Europe and Lower Asia.

Range

The Cherry used and sought for the wood working industry is not cultivated in the garden but is the wild growing tree occurring in forest stands. It grows generally alone in mixed stands. Since its cultivation was neglected by the German forestry industry during many decades of monoculture it occurs in Germany considerably less than in France. This species, however is very common and wide-spread in the Eastern European countries and since the collapse of their communistic systems, most logs on the market have been bought there.

Uses

Excellent and very exclusive veneer wood for the furniture industry and interior fixtures. Popular parquetry wood also held in high esteem in the piano industry.

Colour

Pink