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Edward holding a baby roots wild cherry tree gift

The most glamorous of our native trees, the wild cherry offers a spectacular springtime flowering display, making it a beautiful tree gift.

Traditionally cherry trees were planted for their fruit and wood, which was used for making cask hoops and vine poles. The sticky resin was thought to promote a good complexion and eyesight, (not sure I would recommend this!) and help to cure coughs.

The wild cherry is a popular ornamental choice for gardens, especially those who wish to attract wildlife. The spring flowers provide an early source of nectar and pollen for bees, while the cherries are eaten by birds including the blackbird and song thrush.

The wild cherry is more suited to a medium to large garden.

In Highland folklore, wild cherry had mysterious qualities and to encounter one was considered to be fortunate and fateful.

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