The wood doesn't look dark enough to be cherry to me. The bark looks too scaly. I'm thinking birch.
I've seen lots of birch trees (that's what I've always called them) growing wild around the creeks in Russell county.
We seem to have an unlimited amount of wild cherry trees that continue to sprout in our fence rows in Mercer county. Most of you know that it only takes a handful of wilted wild cherry leaves to kill a cow. Green leaves won't hurt them and neither will dried leaves....but while they are wilted - deadly.