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i found a berry laden tree while walking the fencerow today. it looked like a choke cherry, but since i also found that amur corktree on the property, i wasn't quite sure. the bark looks like choke cherry, but the leaves are already gone. since it was laden with fruit, i crushed one and smelled it. it had a chemical smell...much like fuel oil or kerosene. has anyone else noticed a kerosene smell in choke cherry fruit? the reason i ask is because the fruit of that corktree had a strange smell as well.
 

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Hmm, Chokecherry would not be my first guess. I could be mistaken but I dont remember that the "cherries" persist after leaf fall. However, is it possible that they had fermented/rotted?
Are you sure you didn't fill your kerosene heater that day?? Ok, probably not
Wild guess would be one of the deciduous hollies. Ilex verticillata? winterberry. pic would be more helpful.
 

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i'll try to remember to get a pic, but i still think it is choke cherry. the bark looks like most every other cherry i have seen.
 
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