My post of Feb. 16 in which I made derogatory remarks about the sumac tree didn't sit well with one reader from more northern climes who emailed that he enjoys his grove of sumac trees and my disparaging remarks about the tree were off-base.
He goes on to say that many North American Indians drank a medicinal tea made from the bark of the tree.
As I mentioned, there are 250 varieties of the tree. Maybe he has the kind that doesn't stink. One man's weed is another man's rose.