The European cherry is a fruit plant that grows wild in the hills and foothills, preferring calcareous and dry soils. It can reach 25 metres in height with a trunk of 50 cm in diameter. The trunk is often straight with regular wood tissues. The cherry is a medium hard wood. Sapwood and heartwood are slightly diversified; the first is narrow and yellowish, while the heartwood is a golden brown that greatly accentuated with ageing.