Prunus Serotina. Cherry trees are highly sought after in the Northeastern United States because they mature faster than other hardwoods. The heartwood ranges from red to brown and darkens over time. Cherry wood has a fine, straight grain with a smooth texture, and natural characteristics like brown flecks, pin knots, and gum pockets. Its medium density of 561 kg/m3 makes it ideal for woodworking. Invest in the beauty and durability of natural wood with our exquisite slab supply.