It's tough for a homeowner to get a cutting to root. Best is to find a sprout coming from a root a few feet away and dig it up.
Be sure to check to see if it has roots of its own before digging.
Some things root easily - pussy willow, forsythia, to name just 2. Won't hurt to stick it in water and see what happens. May take some time but keep it in there and see. Keep the water changed and place it in a well lit area.
Of course, Walter's suggestion is pretty fool proof.
Cherries are known to be tough to root, as Walter says. If you want to give it a try, use a rooting hormone and try several, potting them in a sterile potting medium like vermiculite and placing them in a couple of spots in your yard, one pretty shady, one with a little more sun.
Thanks to all for answering..I will try these suggestions. I will let you know the results.:)
Good luck, Carolyn.
What about planting from a seed if one cannot get a shoot
We had a cherry tree years ago and it re-seeded everywhere. We had to remove it because it was also sprouting in the neighbor's year.