Zimmer, you have something there with the sassafras flavored apple butter!! I loved sass tea as a kid and haven't had any in ages. We grow plenty of mint, and love it, but sometimes I just crave sass!!
In an age of universal lies, speaking the truth is a revolutionary act - George Orwell
Best time of the year to harvest is after the leaves fall off and all the good stuff is back down in the roots. Right now is a good time to mark the trees for later harvest. My Uncle and I would do it when we hunted his land years ago. My Grandmother would give us big red ribbons to tie on the trees so she would know where to look. I love sassafras tea on a cold winter's morning. Haven't had it in years, thanks for making me remember to look for some this year!