Tree of Heaven

(Ailanthus altissima)

  • Up to 70’ tall, 80’ in crown width, and 
  • 6’ in trunk diameter
  • Blooms May to June
  • Plants dioecious; flowers light green in color, arranged in a multi-branched inflorescence
  • Fruits on female plants tan to reddish, single-winged, can be wind or 
  • water-dispersed
  • Leaves pinnately compound, 1 - 4’ long with 10 - 41 leaflets, each with a glandular, notched base
  • Bark pale gray, smooth and thin with a pungent odor similar to rancid peanut