Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)
Description: 50-60 ft. tall, habitat old fields, moist sites in woods
Leaves: 2-6 in. long, elliptical, with long tapered tip, rounded teeth, and rusty hairs along the midrib on underside of leaf
Bud/Flowers: flowers in long clusters, fruit black when ripe
Bark: mature bark peeling with vertical splits
USDA, NRCS. 2015. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 15 July 2015). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
Photo: Leaf Wisconsin's K-12 Forestry Education Program. Tree Identification Tools. Dichotomous Keys. http//www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/leaf/Pages/LEAF-Tree-Identification-Cards.aspx.