Land Plants - invasive

Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) on Oct 3, 2021

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EDRR Status: Local expert notified

Description of specimen

Massive tree of heaven that's been growing for over 20 years. the property management team is inadequate, at best. I've asked them to bring an arborist out for some large broken branches on other trees in the past. They didn't do anything. Last year's ice storm caused several large branches to break off of this huge tree of heaven, and now, they are popping up EVERYWHERE. I've watched these new ones grow 18 inches in ONE YEAR! pretty amazing to see, actually. but sooo damaging! there's been a broken main water line right next to the tree of heaven. Major issues with cement cracking. The pool is really cracked up and uneven. I fear this HUGEASS tree of heaven could be the culprit of a lot of widespread issues.

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