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Can anyone identify this tree?

 
Kevin MacBearach
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I'm sure it's a common one here in the PNW. Thanks!
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Dale Hodgins
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I have sampled the berries, then spit, since I don't know what it is. I had planned to post on the subject. Here's a picture.

My leaves are a little different, but the fruit looks the same.
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Dave Lodge
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Looks like glossy buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula)
 
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Kevin MacBearach
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Seems it's major use was for making quality gunpowder. Anyway, I plan on using it for making a hedgerow. At least it will provide some food for pollinators and birds.
 
Von Herwig
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From the photos, the leaf doesn't look like buckthorn to me. I'd say chokecherry. They're commonly confused. http://igrow.org/gardens/gardening/chokecherries-and-buckthorn-whats-the-difference/
 
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