A small wild cherry tree or shrub, with bitter black fruit that is eaten by birds.
- ‘He says that the caterpillars are ermine moths, which weave silk tents over bird cherry and other fruit trees.’
- ‘Bird cherry blooming is one of the most distinctive phenomena in nature cycle.’
- ‘Wild cherry, also known as bird cherry, or mazzard cherry is very attractive when in bloom and its autumn fruits - when you are able to gather them before the birds do - are good to eat.’
- ‘Other woody species, present in small numbers, included birch, bird cherry, aspen, and alder.’
- ‘The bird cherry is quite rare in Ireland although widely distributed.’
- ‘Sieve tube sap was obtained from severed stylets of the oat - bird cherry aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi (L.).’
- ‘These little acacia and bird cherry trees look a little out of place as they rock in tandem with the waves in the backwaters.’
- ‘The wood of oak, hazel, rowan, alder, willow, juniper, ash, bird cherry and aspen will take shape on the shores of Loch Katrine over the next 20 years using thousands of acres of land leased to the Forestry Commission.’
- ‘Willow and alder fair well on wet sites with bird cherry suited to damp terrain.’
- ‘Since 2000, 32 different species of tree have been planted including oak, ash, small-leaved limes and bird cherry, while a carpet of bluebells and daffodils has also been sown.’
- ‘However, last fall's longer-than-usual growing season also left the crop vulnerable for a longer period of time to bird cherry oat aphids, which can carry the barley yellow dwarf virus into wheat plants.’
- ‘Nearly six hectares have been put in with a mix of ash, alder, downey birch, and sessile oak along with secondary species of rowan, goat willow, bird cherry and a lower shrub layer of hazel and hawthorn.’
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