I live in Southern Oregon, and its all around our property where I live, and there's lots of other places where it grows wild. I think most people consider it a weed. And its a bush, not a tree. I always want to call it a tree smile

All the parts of the manzanita are safe, and you can actually use the leave as a sort of toothbrush :-p

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths - Muhammad Ali