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Name: Aaron Jeeper
Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a)
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IDontknowmuchPlants
Aug 24, 2016 7:34 AM CST
I must have planted this guy last year but do not know what it is... can anyone help?
Thanks Aaron!
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jmorth
Aug 24, 2016 7:43 AM CST
Tree of Heaven
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jmorth
Aug 24, 2016 7:45 AM CST
Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
aka as 'Stink Tree'
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Aug 24, 2016 7:49 AM CST
It was probably bird-sown. It looks like Alianthus altissima It is considered to be invasive and the roots can be destructive to sewer lines and structures.

https://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/pubs/midatlantic/aial.htm
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Aug 24, 2016 7:52 AM CST
No tree would be a keeper that close to the house.
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Name: Aaron Jeeper
Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a)
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IDontknowmuchPlants
Aug 25, 2016 12:41 PM CST
Wow! Just logged in and saw all of your replies.. thank you tremendously for your info and time to reply! I wasnt sure if i had planted this but i have planted so much over the last two years that i sometimes forget... but i dont think i did plant this one so i will definitely be digging it up and relocating to the woods... thank you again! Aaron
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 25, 2016 12:49 PM CST
Oh, don't relocate it ... get rid of it; it's invasive in your neck of the woods too!
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/docum...
http://southernforesthealth.net/plants/tree-of-heaven/the-in...
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Name: Aaron Jeeper
Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a)
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IDontknowmuchPlants
Aug 25, 2016 1:06 PM CST
Oh come on... it looks so pretty... i can't dig and kill... i need to dig and replant... just much further from my house! Smiling Smiling Smiling
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Name: Aaron Jeeper
Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a)
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IDontknowmuchPlants
Aug 25, 2016 1:09 PM CST
Wow..the more i read the nastier these things sound.. My goodness!! Suckers and sprouts... yikes!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 25, 2016 1:10 PM CST
But ... little ones will end up sprouting up all over the neighborhood and you will undoubtedly find them again in your yard at some point in the near future. They seem to appear overnight! Green Grin!
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plantladylin
Aug 25, 2016 1:10 PM CST
It is a pretty tree but oh, so invasive!
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Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 25, 2016 4:00 PM CST
Yes, the problem with this tree is that it displaces natives at an alarming rate. It got such a great start in people's gardens because it is attractive. Cultivating one would be irresponsible, and in your area, would be on par with cultivating a popcorn tree in the south.
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Name: Aaron Jeeper
Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a)
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IDontknowmuchPlants
Aug 26, 2016 12:35 PM CST
Oh geez.. now i need to go look up what a Popcorn Tree is, @PurpleinOpp -- haha

I was walking by my front yard on my way to the pool filter and garden last night and saw the tree.. it was taunting me, i swear.. so i went over and tore it out and reveled in my glory as it lie there dead. YAH!!

I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! nodding
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Aug 26, 2016 12:39 PM CST
Well done & TY for the laugh! Sorry for not including a link earlier. Guess I copied but forgot the paste part: Chinese Tallow Tree (Triadica sebifera)

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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 26, 2016 12:57 PM CST
And ya'll will be happy to know that the tree pictured in the link is NO MORE!!!!! That spot is just a big hole now!
Killed me to have to do it, only because it was our last remaining shade on the WSW part of the house.
Glad to be rid of it because of the invasiveness of it!

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And now
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Hurray!
Sighing! Sure is bright out there!

BTW, Aaron, @IDontknowmuchPlants ...Your little Piper is adorable! We have two ourselves! Meet Mitzi, and Jocko!

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LOVE the "terrors"!!!!

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Finnyc
Aug 26, 2016 2:12 PM CST
Best id is if you look under the leaf and there are two little raised dots on either side of the base.

It is a highly invasive plant that will take over your property when it seeds. The seeds are very pretty because of their yellow color and maple seed like form. But they have a stinky aroma and their seeds will take and if you cut without treatment it will sprout very readily from the roots.

A place I worked at had such a problem with it, eventually they had to go with either girdling and spray, or painting their cut-stumps. Even then it is a continual monitoring, knocking off the suckers afterwards.

Sumac is a native look alike, but it is also very clonal, though the birds seem to love the fruit.
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purpleinopp
Aug 26, 2016 3:25 PM CST
Bravo, Tara, that's really taking 1 for the team.

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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 26, 2016 7:04 PM CST
Thank You! Tiffany! Had to do what was right! It's more important in my mind, to do what is right for our natural world, than what is easy for our comfort!
Hurray! Thank You! for the Acorn 's
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 27, 2016 3:58 PM CST
And now you get the reward of going shopping for a new tree to plant there, Tara. Well done!
Elaine

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Name: Aaron Jeeper
Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a)
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IDontknowmuchPlants
Sep 1, 2016 8:23 AM CST
Thanks for linking me up @purpleinopp to see what a Popcorn tree looks like, that is another one of these pretty but invasive trees.. BLAH!!

Aww @terrafirma those are two super cute Terrors you have there... i wouldn't trade Piper for anything, she is my best sidekick a guy could ask for.... plays and sleeps hard!
She is only 2 and this is first summer I have had her, didnt take her long to fall in love with the pool -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc8ZLyMGgfI
Have fun shopping for that new tree!!! Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling
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