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7/28/2022 - Tree-of-Heaven Information

As a follow-up to our previous post on the spotted lanternfly (SLF), it's appropriate to discuss one of their favorite partners in crime, the Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima).  Found all over Fairfield, in backyards, roadsides and open space, this invasive plant is a favorite is a preferred host of the SLF.  It's important to properly identify the species, as there are others that appear very similar.

HERE is a Penn State Extension video that is well done and informative.

Other information on the Tree-of-Heaven can be found HERE provided by the CTDEEP and by the USDA-NISIC can be found HERE