We had a mulberry tree in our house where I grew up in Hobart and there was one in our house in Western Sydney, dark red mulberries which stained our hands and the washing. We did not do much with them, ate them from the tree and stewed with ice cream.
I have seen mulberry trees from Beijing to Yerevan in Armenia.
Across these countries mulberries are planted as street trees, for shade, in front of houses in parks and orchards. Mulberries are picked by families and tourists.
The leaves are used to feed silk worms.
The wood is used to make musical instruments and to make paper.
The trees are used for shade.
In Gorgis Armenia we drank vodka made from mulberries.