A famous Washington native got his nickname from the cherries--you know Harry Lillis Crosby as "Bing".
Weather in June is crucial to the success of the cherry crop. Heavy rains swell the ripening fruit and cause it to split. The wind machines used in the spring to heat the orchards are sometimes used to blow dry the fruit to prevent this from happening. Bright silvery streamers are sometimes hung in the trees to deter birds. Another method of scaring off the birds is a noise cannon.