Ailanthus altissima

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Noun1.Ailanthus altissima - deciduous rapidly growing tree of China with foliage like sumac and sweetish fetid flowersAilanthus altissima - deciduous rapidly growing tree of China with foliage like sumac and sweetish fetid flowers; widely planted in United States as a street tree because of its resistance to pollution
genus Ailanthus - small genus of east Asian and Chinese trees with odd-pinnate leaves and long twisted samaras
ailanthus - any of several deciduous Asian trees of the genus Ailanthus
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Brought in from China, the tree-of-heaven was previously well-behaved, but during the last 20 years it has begun to throw up seedling after seedling, developing the invasive behavior it shows in warmer climes.
Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima), one of the invasive nonnative species, had the same relative-importance value (6.
Since December 2009, Covanta has completed a large-scale removal of invasive non-native woody vegetation such as mutiflora-rose, autumn olive, Japanese honeysuckle, Tartarian honeysuckle, Morrow's honeysuckle and tree-of-heaven.
The forest cover is mixed, primarily consisting of maples (Acer), European black alder (Alnus glutinosa), black locust (Robinia pseudo-acacia), tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima), autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata), sycamore (Platanus occidentalis), and red oak (Quercus rubra).