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Old 06-26-2013, 08:19 AM   #28
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Join Date: 03-21-12
Location: Arkansas

Originally Posted by spider22 View Post
In New England we have what I call black cherry. I don't believe it actually bears fruit but might be wrong on this. I have used that and had good results
Yes, when I refer to Cherry......I'm referring to Black Cherry. I'm unfamiliar with any other cherry. It grows wild in Arkansas and it's harvested for hardwood lumber for furniture etc. A friend of mine has a lot of it and uses it in his wood working shop. He saves the scrap for me and I use it in my smoker. It's already small pieces of board and a few minutes on the bandsaw or table saw and I have nice size pieces for use in my UDS or grills.

The fruit from the black cherry tree is often consumed by birds and the seeds spread as it passes through them. Because of this, in Arkansas a lot of fence rows have wild black cherry growing along the fence line. Early this spring I trimmed the trees on the north side of our property and now have a lot of cherry trimmed to appropriate length for my OK Joe vertical smoker. Should be plenty dry for use by late summer/early fall.
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