Tree of Heaven- Ailanthus

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Tree of Heaven is popular for ornamental purposes

 Tree of Heaven is an invasive plant and poses a threat to humans and the environment. You can find it in many yards and gardens. The Tree of Heaven has been grown in North America since the 17th century. It was introduced here to be used as an ornamental plant. The tree of heaven has heart-shaped leaves about 3 inches long and 2 inches wide, with small teeth along the edges. They are dark green on top, lighter green underneath, and smooth on top.

The tree proliferates and can reach up to 50 feet (15 meters) high. It has a straight trunk and branches that start at the top and go down the whole length of the chest. The bark is dark grey and smooth. The leaves are alternate, simple, rounded, approximately 3 inches long, with smooth edges and a pointy tip. They have tiny hairs on them and fall off during winter without ever-changing color.

The plant is not a tree at all but a shrub that happens to grow up to 25 feet tall. It has various other names such as Ailanthus Silk Tree, Wild Simsim, Chinese Sumach, Indian Laurel, and False Acacia. It has been introduced across many parts, including Pakistan, South America, and the United States. Its pinnately compound leaves are 10 inches long with 5-9 leaflets, measuring around 1 inch long. The flowers are small, yellowish-green in color, and have a strong odor similar to garlic or onion. The trees produce small edible fruits which are green in color when unripe but turn brown upon ripening. The bark is grey initially but turns greyish white with age. 

Tree of Heaven fruit drops to the ground in autumn as they ripen

They are followed by winged fruit that resembles tiny airplanes or helicopters. The tree of heaven is considered an invasive species because it reproduces readily from roots and seeds but can be controlled by cutting down the seedlings before they mature into trees  .                                  Tree of heaven Flowers are yellowish green filling the tree with beauty and life Purchase tree of heaven because its leaves have been used as an herbal remedy for kidney problems and inflammation, but no scientific data supports this use. The leaves are ovate and are about 5 cm long. They are a glossy green color and have serrated edges. The flowers are small and white, but they grow in large clusters that look like pom-poms. 

The flowers appear in April or May shortly before the leaves when the weather starts warming up. The tree seeds are contained in capsules that split open into two halves when they are mature and ready to release seeds. Trees of Heaven reach maturity quickly and grow very little in their second year. They are fast-growing trees that do not require a lot of space. The tree can grow in poor soil conditions, so farmers often use it to help improve the land on which they have previously grown unsuccessful crops. The tree grows well near rivers, streams, and urban areas, thriving in poor soil conditions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Height at maturity: 50 feet

Hardiness: zones 4 to 8

Sunlight: partial, full sun                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ship as : Barroot 

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