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Staghorn Sumac

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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:11 AM

Subject: Staghorn Sumac

Common Name: Staghorn Sumac, Velvet Sumac


 


Latin Name: Rhus typhina


 


Family: Anacardiaceae


 


Size: Up to 30 ft normally shorter, and in clusters


 


Shape: Very sparse crown, with wide spreading thin branches. Can also grow in small clusters up to 10 ft.


 


Trunk: Thin, iregular shape. Trunk is yellowish and soft.


 


Wood: The wood is very soft and can be broken easy.


 


Branches: The branches grow many suckers in odd locations and are very fragile.


 


Description: This tree is great on a large property or in its own area. This tree does spread with its roots to devolop more trees. This will happen.

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