Tree species: Cherry

Color: sapwood white to yellowish/cream, heartwood reddish light brown/brown

Hardness: medium

Characteristics: noble harmonious wood with a very warm appearance (under the influence of light up to golden brown color)

heartwood formation: yes, the heartwood is clearly darker

Psychological correspondence: the fruits are considered symbols of fertility, seduction and erotic "sins", similar to the apple. The snow-white flowers represent purity, innocence, joy and happiness. Keywords for this are... carefree, carefree, optimistic, easy to cheer up and fond of everything related to pleasure, beauty, culture, fun and socializing. As a tree of strength, the cherry is therefore recommended to people who lack these qualities because they are bitter or melancholic or worry a lot. With its warming and dynamic energies, it can be invigorating and stimulating.

Properties/Use: a very noble wood for furniture making, turning, carving and as veneer, wall coverings (especially as veneers).

Value/availability: European cherry rather rarely available and usually only in small dimensions, import from USA normally well available, medium price level

Pruning time in arboriculture: right after harvest in summer. Cherry tree is an exception here and should not be pruned in winter (February/March)-as is possible with many other fruit trees. If the tree is vital and you do not prune too much and too hard, you can try it yourself at the end of February and March and see how the tree reacts...

Sealing behavior: rather good

Pruning and wound closure: according to current guidelines ZTV Baumpflege, before knot ring up to (as far as possible) max. 10 cm diameter, no wound closure (because ineffective).

Sources of the information:

  • My own experience/knowledge and documents from my wood economics studies at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences.
  • Native timber (loose-leaf collection) Authors D. Grosser and W. Teetz. CMA, Bonn-publisher -Holzabsatzfonds-Bonn 1998
  • Book Volker Drolshagen/Karin Hoffmann: The Language of Trees (1997)
  • Website

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