How to Draw a Cherry Tree

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Cherry Tree in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Cherry Tree.

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How to Draw a Cherry Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start off by drawing the roots. Draw bundles of upside down “V’s” that are close together.

Step 2: Next, draw the trunk. Draw a medium sized curved line that faced toward the middle on either side of your roots.

Step 3: Then, draw the branches of your tree. On the left side of the top of your trunk, draw two spaced out curved lines. Draw multiple more of these coming out all along the top of your trunk. On the top of some of your curved lines, draw two slanted lines going out on both sides and then draw a “V” on the inside. These are more details branches with other branches coming off.

Step 4: Now, draw the twigs. Coming out of your branches, on the sides and on the top, draw one long wavy line with a few small wavy lines along the side.

Step 5: Draw the leaves of the tree. To do this, draw a lot of small ovals all along the twigs that you drew. You can also add some along your big branches.

Step 6: To finish, draw the flowers. To draw a flower, draw one little circle with five small ovals surrounding it. You can add as many of these flowers as you want all over your tree.

Interesting Facts about Cherry Trees

Cherry Trees grow in Europe, Asia, Northern Africa, and North America. They grow to 6 to 30 feet tall. Some Cherry Trees are more like a bush. The trees have flat round leaves with toothy edges. They are planted for their pretty spring blooms and the Cherry fruit. Some trees have been bred to just produce flowers. They are often used in landscaping. Cherries are a popular fruit that are used for lots of recipes. Some cherries are sweet and others are sour. Sour cherries are used in baking. Cherries grow two to a stem, and they are related to plums, but cherries are much smaller.

Did you know?

  • Cherry trees live for about 20 years.
  • Cherry wood is very dark in color and is used for all sorts of things like furniture, cabinets, and tool handles.
  • There are 400 species of Cherry Tree.
  • Cherries are grown in 20 countries.
  • Cherry orchard owners only allow their trees to grow to 15 feet. This is so it’s easier to harvest the cherries.
  • The United States grows 150,000 tons of cherries a year.

Theme: Cherries are a popular fruit for baking. A great beginner dish for a young baker is the cherry pie. Many other recipes call for cherries and can be a fun rainy day activity.