Common Chokecherry
Prunus virginiana
Notes:
This tree unexpectedly showed up in the yard. I had to identify it. But was very happy to find it. Originally, I wanted to plant a chokecherry and pin cherry. I decided against it because I was afraid the japanese beetles would demolish it every year. But for some reason, they seem to not be interested in this volunteer chokecherry.
It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.
Martin Luther King, Jr.