African Sumac - Knowledgebase Question

Ridgecrest, Ca
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Question by coy_carol
February 28, 2007
Is the African Sumac alright to have around pets? We would like to plant one in the back yard but have dogs, is this tree alright around pets?

Answer from NGA
February 28, 2007
African sumac, which is actually the same genus as poison oak, is considered poisonous; it may cause milder but similar symptoms to those allergic to it. I'd avoid planting it where puppies might be tempted to nibble on the foliage or berries it produces.

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