Flowering Cherry Tree

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by littlechief, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. littlechief

    littlechief Fire Starter

    I'm getting ready to remove a old flowering cherry tree from my parents yard. Can someone tell me if flowering cherry wood is good for smoking? If so does it taste the same as wood from a fruiting cherry tree?
    Thanks!!
     
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. littlechief

    littlechief Fire Starter

    Thank you!
    I did read that sticky but I guess I missed it the first time through. [​IMG]
     
  4. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You're welcome. [​IMG] Glad to help.
     
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would say yes because don't all cherry trees flower and I personally use cherry alot if I cann't get apple.
     
  6. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think a cherry is a cherry, they all come from the same family just different fruit. Best way to find out is dry some out and give it a try. And let us know what ya think.
     
  7. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Many flowering or weeping cherry trees are grafted. If you are talking the ornamental trees I would be careful with the trunk.
     
  8. littlechief

    littlechief Fire Starter

    I believe we were told it was grafted. The trunk is only about 4 feet tall but probably 18-20" round. The branches shooting off of that are 6-10" round and about 10' long and this is what I want to use. Funny thing, they have had the tree for 20+ years and this year one of the branches produced lots of little cherries.
    Thanks for the input everyone!!
     
  9. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Even if it 's grafted, it is grafted to cherry root stock. Use it all, it's all cherry.
     
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Theres no such thing as bad cherry its all good [​IMG]
     
  11. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    I would have to agree.
     
  12. littlechief

    littlechief Fire Starter

    Sounds like I'm keeping it all. [​IMG]
    Thanks!
     

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