On a recent trip to West Virginia, the friend from whom I rent a mountain top farmhouse told me I could cut a limb off her cherry tree. Oh happy day!!!!!!!!! Cherry is one of my favorite woods for spoon carving.
I carefully selected a limb that would not be missed. Probably I got about 10 spoons worth of cherry.
When I was finished the carving, I wood burned "County Line Cherry" into the side of the handle to show the wood came from her farm. Sometimes it is so very hard to let go of these things!