Red berry clumps falling off of tree

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  1. aekrohn74

    aekrohn74 New Member

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    I live in the South Bay Area of San Francisco (Sunnyvale) and have a tree in my yard that is dropping bunches of little red berries (see image). Any idea what this tree is and if toxic to dogs?

    Thanks, Ann
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Something in the sumach family (Anacardiaceae). Any photos of the tree & leaves?
     
  3. Keke

    Keke Active Member

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    Looks like a pepper tree, but I can't tell without a picture of the whole tree.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, California pepper tree, Schinus molle, which is in the Anacardiaceae, seems likely. It is generally not possible to determine the ID of a plant from just one part, so pics or description of the rest of the plant is very helpful.

    (Not a California native, just a bad common name because it is so commonly grown there.)
     

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