We have a very large tree in our backyard that has some dark bluish purple round berries with a single pit in them. We live on Long Island in NY. Hoping you all can help me identify it. Really appreciate any assistance!
On the border of our property with our neighbors, there is an oak tree with a MASSIVE burl on it. Knowing how much oak burl goes for, we have a standing agreement with said neighbors (and with any that come after them that, should that tree ever die and be taken down (because of the rules here, that's the only circumstance when it is permissible to take down a tree, when it is dead and has been proved so by the village tree commission) they are not ON THIER LIVES to allow that burl to be hauled away by the tree people.If the trunk is large, you could probably get a good price from a wood worker if you ever choose to cut it down.
Thank you. The wine comment also tells me I don’t need to worry that the berries might be poisonous. 😁Agree, black cherry. As a young man, I used to make wine from the berries. Cherry is a hard, beautiful wood, my father turned some very pretty lamp bases from it. If the trunk is large, you could probably get a good price from a wood worker if you ever choose to cut it down.