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Updated on 23 March, 2008


The Lisnavagh Timber Project


Cherry (Wild)

Latin Name: Irish Name: Native to Ireland?
Prunus avium Crann silin Yes

About the Tree

Commonly found in oak & beech woods. The cherries, which hang in pairs, are bitter in taste, but popular with birds & animals. The tree is not long-lived and likes space and light.

For some unknown reason, grey squirrels will apparently not attack this species.

About the Wood

The reddish brown wood is highly valued for turnery, furniture, veneers, decorative panelling, etc. Excellent suitability for woodcarving, but hard to obtain . Reddish brown wood.

Good firewood with fragrance of blossom as burns.

This very old cherry tree had the largest girth of it's species in Ireland.   Two of the three branches split off in 2004, leaving one main stem to  grow on.





Enjoy Wood


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