This week’s installment of our series on the native trees of the Chicago area highlights the sassafras tree.  Sassafras trees have a stunning appearance both in season and in the fall because of their white flowers that bloom in the spring and the vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds of its leaves in the fall.  One of the most defining characteristics of the sassafras tree is the aromas that come from all parts of the tree, including the leaves...