“Bird Cherry is a beautiful deciduous tree that can grow up to 100 feet in height and is famous for its fruits and flowers.
It’s fragrant white flowers appear singly or in clusters during spring. The flowers are followed by small sweet red to black cherries which ripen in early summer. Birds and squirrels love this fruit and are partly responsible for the its naturalization from gardens into the wild.
It is susceptible to a large number of insects and pests. However, the tree exudes a gum from its wounds in the bark that seals the wounds to exclude insects and fungal infections. This gum is aromatic which can also be chewed as a substitute for chewing gum. ”