The favorite black cherry of Matthew in Summer 2015

Name(s)

> Matthew

Tree species 

> Black cherry

Location

 > Front yard

Narrative

My favorite tree is a tree in my front yard. After doing some research I found out it was a Black Cherry tree (Prunus serotina). It has round green leaves and a mulch hill at the bottom. It stays mostly green all year long but some leaves turn brown and yellow in the fall. I selected this tree because it is pretty, it provides good shade, and my dog even likes to sit under it on hot days. There aren't many trees around it or even ones like it on my street. My house wouldn't look the same without this beautiful tree. I think this tree is a perfect choice for the "My Favorite Tree" assignment. This black cherry tree provides many environmental services. Since this tree is pretty large it intercepts 2,648 gallons of rainwater each year. This is good because it decrease standing water in my front yard. It also shades my house, which means we don't have to run our air conditioning as much. Overall this tree is helpful, pretty and a nice addition to my house.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 2648

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 70

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 369

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 76

 

Photography

  1. The favorite black cherry of Matthew in Summer 2015