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poisonsumacker
Nov 8, 2017 3:46 PM CST

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Can anyone identify this plant? A neighbor thought it was poison sumac.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Nov 8, 2017 4:19 PM CST
I'm not sure if it's the poison one, but you can check them out.
Poison Sumac (Toxicodendron vernix)
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Silversurfer
Nov 8, 2017 4:32 PM CST
It is Ailanthus altissima...common name Tree of Heaven.
On the back of the leaf you will find tiny bumps...these are glands..See

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Nov 8, 2017 4:33 PM CST
Welcome!

The leaf looks like Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
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poisonsumacker
Nov 8, 2017 4:49 PM CST

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i think you're right... it does look like tree of heaven. i think i also have a couple 35 foot tree of heaven trees nearby!
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Silversurfer
Nov 8, 2017 4:56 PM CST
Tree of heaven...(or Hell) is a terrible tree for sending out suckers.
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poisonsumacker
Nov 8, 2017 4:57 PM CST

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Silversurfer said:Tree of heaven...(or Hell) is a terrible tree for sending out suckers.


What do you mean "sending out suckers"? Sorry - I'm new here :)
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ctcarol
Nov 8, 2017 5:48 PM CST
Suckers are new growths that come up from the root. These are very invasive trees.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Nov 8, 2017 8:24 PM CST
The only nice thing I can say about them is that the tap root goes sideways before it goes down so they are easy to pull as young trees. And (okay, two nice things), they are easily killed by Roundup - you don't have to break out the brush killer. Smiling
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plantladylin
Nov 9, 2017 8:22 AM CST
I agree, the lovely but extremely invasive Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
More info here: http://herbarium.desu.edu/arbo...
It's also on this list of invasive plants of Delaware: http://www.dnrec.state.de.us/f...

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