I think some of the bitterness with cherry is if it's not completely seasoned or has the bark left on it-Green cherry wood has a very nasty, bitter odor. Green cherry bark contains hydrocyanic acid, to the point of being toxic. Eating wilted cherry leaves will kill cattle.
...Half a yard full of crap to cook on like everybody else...
Just a hungry hillbilly lookin for a dead critter to cook
in one throwdown,