Tree of Heaven

Non-native.  From China.  A tree that can be quite beautiful but has been put on most peoples list as invasive.  It has large compound leaves that contain 10 to 25 elliptical leaflets which give it an exotic ferny look.  It has smooth gray-tan bark which is attractive.  The flowers are not really a standout feature.  Since the 1950’s I’ve been told it is taking over our native forest, but after studying our forests for 55 years or so, I find that to not be true anywhere in TN.  But they are still saying it.  Ha. Randy Allen


Tree of Heaven