Prunus serotina

As I said before, I enjoy working with wood. Each species is different and beautiful. My table saw never fails to bring out the aromas within ~ Each has its own distinct scent.

Perhaps my favorite hardwood to work with is Cherry; Prunus serotina.

Cherry Wood

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Prunoideae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Padus
Species: P. serotina

Some Cherry trees are known to live up to 258 years and can reach almost 100 feet in height with trunks attaining diameters as great as 47 inches. The widest Cherry wood board I have worked with was only 14″ wide 🙁

Although hardwoods come from all over the world, a favorite hardwood with me is American grown. Prunus serotina grows throughout the Midwestern and Eastern United States.