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| Ailanthus altissima, |
Tree of Heaven
Female Tree of Heaven, Manistee County, MI, February, 2014
Ailanthus is dioecious, with male and female trees. This female tree retains the seed pods over winter. Note upward curving branches on mature tree. 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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