We have what we believe is Sumac growing out of a scrub that we have had for over 10 years. We want to make sure it isn’t poison and if it isn’t can we re-transplant it in our yard. Picture attached. Thank You
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Yours looks more like the common sumac than the poison sumac to me. The description of the tobacco sumac resembles your picture. The poison sumac has wider leaves than your photo. Here are the comparisons:
Sumac is great for large landscapes and native areas. However, most types spread via underground lateral roots (rhizomes) so they grow as a thick, dense clump of plants, not single specimens.