Staghorn sumc (Rhus typhina)
At one time, there was only one big sumac tree in my backyard. It was knocked over in a big storm and ever since that, they sprout up everywhere, creating a small forest of them. The red fruits they produce provide a wonderful food supply in the winter for several species of birds.
''Rhus typhina'' syn. ''R. hirta'' is a species of flowering plant in the family Anacardiaceae, native to eastern North America. It is primarily found in Southeastern Canada, the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and the Appalachian Mountains, but is widely cultivated as an ornamental throughout the temperate world.