Earlier in the week a rare sun break in the nearly consistent downpour we’ve been enduring (wettest September on record!) had me on a leisurely dog walk around the neighborhood.
I was startled to see this…
Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima), have you heard of it? It’s not something you want to ever ever plant, or have a neighbor plant. I swear just last week these were not all here.
But they are very much here now, and will only be getting bigger.
This land is owned by Portland Public Schools, but has been sitting vacant for awhile. I see a forest in its future.
Want to learn more? Visit the blog Portland Tree Tour where Julie shares some frightening photos of this hideous tree.
What’s frightening you in your neighborhood?
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