ID

420-322(ANR-122P)

Authors as Published

Matthew Yancey, Extension Agent, Natural Resources, Northwest District  Reviewed by Jennifer Gagnon, Extension Associate, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Cover, Invasive Exotic Plant Species:Ailanthus (Ailanthus altissima)

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Ailanthus, also known as tree-of-heaven and paradise tree, is a major nuisance to foresters, farmers, and homeowners alike. Its prolific seeding and ability to sprout from roots and stumps and grow quite rapidly just about anywhere make it a serious competitor and threat to native species and cultivated crops. On top of that, ailanthus is allelopathic, producing substances that are toxic to and inhibit the growth of neighboring plants.


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

May 4, 2015