The Almanac of the Common Life

Volume # I no7

This will be an exercize; Pull together some content on a subject, limit the time to tweenty minutes. I saw some thing today that I have not seen for six months and I will need to tell my neighbors about it and I might as well start here

Subject is: The Tree of Heaven

Four things are on the agenda for now;
Well might as well se what Wiki has
You know what I am going to cut and paste the results of a search and then I will say why you should look at each page on the list and the ones I think are not worth looking at I will take off the list.

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Ailanthus altissima, this is the botanical name of a tree. Also called "Tree of heaven" -
(Tree of Heaven or Ailanthus) is a member of the quassia family, Simaroubaceae, and native to northeast and central China
1) Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A web site called PCA Alien Plant Working Group does a page giving description of the plant, its distribution and the problems it causes, plus detailed information on management techniques.
2) Tree-of-Heaven management techniques (Ailanthus altissima)

My advice to control this thing is to rob it of sunlight and to go after the trees with female flowers. Other plants will eventialy learn to cohabitate and there by compete with the tree.
USDA "Invasive Species" .gov provides information and resources for invasive plant species as an educational informational tool.
Good list of links to government info.
3) (Ailanthus altissima) likewise
Ailanthus altissima
A rapidly growing small tree but can reach up to 80 feet has pinnately compound leaves.
Very good pictures for identification here.
4) (Sapindales: Simaroubaceae)

Stewardship document provides history of the plants' migration from China to the Americas, associated ecological problems, and management tactics. 5)The Nature Conservancy

PLANTS Profile for Ailanthus altissima
(tree of heaven) | USDA PLANTS A PLANTS profile of Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven) from the USDA PLANTS database. 7 - A Modern Herbal
Tree of Heaven - Herb Profile ... Tree of Heaven. Botanical: Ailanthus glandulosa (DESF.) Family: N.O. Simarubeae. Description; Constituents; Medicinal Action and Uses; Dosages ... 8

Ailanthus altissima fact sheet Tree-of-heaven
Simaroubaceae Ailanthus altissima (P. Mill.) Swingle Listen to the Latin ... Form: A short to medium-sized tree with heavy branches. ... 9

Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven)
Brief description and references, map showing the progressive distribution of the species in Massachusetts from 1860 to 1978. site. 10

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