Common Name: Tree of Heaven
Latin Name: Ailanthus altissima
Ailanthus is clearly a problematic invasive species in other parts of the United States. It is present in Minnesota, but not naturalized, and whether or not it can currently thrive in the state is debatable. Discussion should focus on whether or not it could thrive in Minnesota now or in the near future.
Reviewer: Ken Graeve
Affiliation/Organization: Minnesota Department of Transportation
FILE #: MDARA00037TOHV_8_25_2014
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