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Tree of Heaven
Tree of Heaven stems, Mason County, MI, October, 2011
The leaflets may strip from the stems leaving the long slender stems attached in an interesting pattern. The tree was planted as an ornamental and street-scaping tree in the 1800s, but quickly became unpopular due to prolific suckering and its bad odor. Alien, from China, and now considered a weed tree.
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