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Prunus avium

Biological Category 
Species Type 
LHPrism Status 
Tier 4 - Widespread

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Impacts of this species 

Many animals favor the fruits of this tree, they will further its' spread to new locations. It is a very fast growing tree, and reproduce quicker than other trees of similar size. Because of their life cycle, these trees can create dense stands. It can also hybridize with native cherries. These trees pose a health risk to certain animals due to glycosides that can be found in the leaves, stems and fruits.