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Tree of Heaven
Ailanthus altissima

Location: Niles Blvd @ RR subway
District: Niles
Native to: Asia
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous

Comments: Deciduous tree from China. Broad spreading tree to 25' has compound leaves with 2" leaflets alternating from stem. Leaves, and flowers are bad-smelling when bruised. The book “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”, by Betty Smith is based on the Ailanthus tree. This tree is invasive, and has few, if any, good attributes.

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