What type of tree is this?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by rlk438, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. These are pictures of a leaf off a tree that has some little red berries on it there is a dead one beside it that has dried up berries that look the same. I can have the dead tree but don't want to take it and have it be no good for smoking. But if it was a wild cherry I have heard it would be good. It is 25 + - feet tall. That seemed tall. Are there any good places to get info to I'd trees. I have the snap leaf I'd app and it is so so. Thank you for your help
     
  2.   Try the internet. Sorry, I couldn't resist. Google wild cherry.

    Chuck
     
  3. Go to the Arbor Day Foundation. They have a tree ID app there.
     
  4. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Little red berries will not be a cherry tree.   I'm guessing Possumhaw, but post some pics of the berries and bark of the tree and we will get it figured out

     
  5. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks like a leaf from a cherry tree, little red fruit sounds like a pin cherry. Can't say for certain. A picture of the bark will be very helpful.
     
  6. There wasn't cluster of berrys like this. Just one on a stem but small about as big as a pencil eraser. At daughter volleyball game watching other teams. Will try to get photo of tree and bark in the next few days.
     
  7. Thanks I will try that. We have farm ground and can cut some as long as I know I am getting good for smoking wood.. I know hickory and the other main ones. I want to start a log of ones to watch for years to come.
     
  8. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Fruit the size of a pencil eraser fairly well describes pin cherry, I am 90% sure that pin cherry is what you have, the picture of the bark will seal the deal one way or the other.

    Pin cherry can be used for BBQ, I have used it before on chicken and sausage.
     


  9. This is a photo of the trunk and the tree. They didn't send a photo of the berry
     
  10. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    What you have is a cherry tree IMHO, but not a pin cherry. My best guess is that is some sort of ornamental cherry. In any event you should be able to use it for BBQ.
     
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