The evil evil tree of heaven (seedlings)
I don't care what everyone else says, they are beautiful. And they smell no worse than tomato plants.
The colourful winged fruit on the Tree of Heaven in New South Wales, Australia, December 1998
The bark has a unique pattern to it.
This tree will grow almost anywhere. It is grown in large cities because it tolerates pollution so well.
This is a very invasive tree: here lots of young trees have made there appearance and are difficult to get rid of!
Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha
Tree of Heaven exceptional winter form in a small urban park, 02/27/06, Louisville KY
Tree of Heaven distinct winter branching habit, 02/27/06, Louisville KY
Underside of leaf. Note the spike with an orange-yellow "gland." That gland (for lack of a better word) exudes a sticky substance that is attracting bees. Must be nectar, but a very odd source.
Another underside closeup. Note that there are several of these glands on each leaf. It seems to vary from leaf to leaf.
Tree of Heaven in Memphis, Tennessee
Winter shot of Tree of Heaven in Memphis
This pic is an artistic analogy of the fear people have of the tree of heaven.
Bark detail of a very old tree, laying down after being felled by Hurricane Ike.
It's hard to get the scale of this tree by looking at the photo. The roots of this fallen tree were well over my head at 6'2"
Although I am concerned with Ailanthus's aggressive reproductive traits, I was sad to see this huge old giant fall to Hurricane Ike. Central Park, Louisville, Kentucky.
The photo was made on the edge of a wood near the Black Sea coast, Sochi area, in the middle of October, 2008.
The photo was made on the edge of wood near the Black Sea coast, Sochi area, in the middle of October, 2008.
Palm Sunday Ailanthus 'frond'
Transplanted Ailanthus, 5? years of growth, oh no, so scary!!!!!!!
Just Pull up this Little Guy, I Really Don't want the DNR to Find it at my Job place. I still feel bad for Pulling it up those.
Here is the Root of it... There Frecking HUGH?! No wouder we are haveing Problems with it.
Here is all of it... About a year old foot at this Age but it has some huge Root system.
here it has completely taken over a front yard in Los Angeles- nothing can grow below it since it's nearly night under these trees.
One down, 800 million seedlings to go...I will especially enjoy burning firewood this winter!
Adding summer beauty on River Road, Hamilton, New Zealand
Close up of the bark
Top of the tree
Leaf and bloom detail
tree parasited by Tree of heaven?
purposefully planted in a botanical garden... I was surprised. If controlled, it is actually a nice shade tree. Huntington Gardens, California
Sums up Tree of Hell's character pretty well.