Poison Sumac

Michael Green Now a Registered Consulting Arborist

Michael Green became a Registered Member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists. He joins his father, Ruben Green, as a Registered Consulting Arborist in the southern California and greater Los Angeles area. A registered consulting arborist is trained to appraise and/or evaluate trees, provide expert witness testimony, and provide guidance for other tree related issues. Learn…

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Poison Sumac

Poison Sumacs

Along with its relatives poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) and Pacific poison oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum), Poison sumac (Toxicodendronvernix) is one of the most notorious plants on Earth. Growing as a shrub or small tree, poison sumac can reach 20 feet in height, although they are usually somewhat smaller.

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Mombins

Mombins

Approximately 17 species comprise the genus Spondias. Although they are most commonly called mombins, names like hog plum, gully plum, Spanish plum and golden apple are also applied to these trees. However, mombins are only distantly related to true apples and plums, so many of these alternative names are misleading.

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Sumacs

Sumacs

Sumacs are a varied group of shrubs and small trees. Yet despite this diversity, most sumacs share a set of similar traits, including pinnately compound leaves, fruit comprised of clustered drupes and small adult size – the largest members of the group reach about 30 feet in height. Many sumacs play important roles in natural ecosystems, while others are popular ornamentals.

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Wild Plum Trees

Despite their common name and habit of producing edible fruit, wild plum trees (Harpephyllum caffrum) are not closely related to the plums trees that produce the fruit that fills the shelves of your local grocer (those plums belong to the genus Prunus).

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Mango

Mango Trees (Mangifera spp.)

The common mango tree is the most widely planted and well-known member of the genus Mangifera. Designated by botanists as Mangifera indica, the tree is most famous for its delicious fruit, which is enjoyed by people all over the world. Mango trees are also grown ornamentally in yards large enough to accommodate their impressive size.

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