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    Tree of Heaven

    Several posters have stated that tree of heaven is a good substitute for willow. I did some research on the Internet and "think" I may have found some but I am not that good with tree identification. Here are two pics. The underside of the leaf has the small gland that was mentioned in one of the identification videos. Is this tree of heaven? Thanks,

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    Wow. 100 views and no responses. I don't feel so bad now not being able to identify one.

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    It looks like it to me...but really difficult to tell....so many "sumac" varieties look like this. what does the tree bark look like? Does it stink when you peel it while its green?

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    That is one of the Tree of Heaven species.

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    I couldn't really get to its trunk easily. Will try when it stops raining. It's funny, before I really started looking for them I would have sworn they were not on my property. Seem to be on the edges of cleared areas. Thanks dbosman, I think it is too.

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    Tree of heaven is a category E weed here............on the local councils invasive species list...So ,shouldnt be much trouble finding it ....In general ,bushes that are fast growing with a hard wood are OK for BP charcoal.......slower growing hardwoods tend to have too much ash content.

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    A stinky, noxious, invasive plant that will take over your yard or lot if you let it.
    They actually grow so densely that it can be difficult to walk through a stand of them. No way I would consider planting one. In fact I have been trying to control them on our ranch for the past 9 years. I am losing the battle in some areas.

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    Willow --A weed of National Significance ----heres the ** story.
    "The problem Most species of willow are Weeds of National Significance. They are amongthe worst weeds in Australia because oftheir invasiveness, potential for spread,and economic and environmentalimpacts. They have invaded riverbanksand wetlands in temperate Australia,occupying thousands of kilometres ofstreams and numerous wetland areas.Unlike most other vegetation, willowsspread their roots into the bed of awatercourse, slowing the flow of waterand reducing aeration. They form thicketswhich divert water outside the mainwatercourse or channel, causing floodingand erosion where the creek banks arevulnerable. Willow leaves create a flushof organic matter when they drop inautumn, reducing water quality andavailable oxygen, and directly threateningaquatic plants and animals. This, togetherwith the amount of water willows use,damages stream health

    This lunacy is what you get when you let bureaucrats run things - see they did a computer calculation and figured how much water willows use - then they used that number to calculate an "effect" on stream flow - then they calclulated how much money the govt department could have got dfrom selling that water to downstream cotton growers ------then ------they cooked up a story how willows were damaging the environment --then they went to another arm of govt and got grants to attack the willows -- pushed the story out through landcare groups and other green volunteer organisations ------millions have been spent tearing out willows from pretty tree - lined creeks in the hills - picturesque little valleys gutted - clear felled the willows, burnt the wood, and off they went mission accomplished. What gets me the most is how many rural people including farmers fell for this joke just like they are now falling hook line and sinker for the global warming/climate change debacle

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    It's everywhere where I line in Northern NJ. The leaf you posted looks right. The bark is another good indicator, it should be a silvery gray color.

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    You can just peel some bark back with your thumb nail and smell it. It is a very obnoxious smell. If you stand and watch it for a couple minutes you can see it grow. A little exaggeration but it grows very fast. It does look right though.

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    Thanks folks. I will do my best to get rid of (make charcoal) of as much of these as I find. I am still amazed as to how oblivious I was with it growing right on my driveway/road.

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