A “Tree of Heaven” was removed from our property line late last fall, the stump and roots were not removed. It is an invasive species with an unpleasant odour and smaller branches that drop in the fall. From what I understand, the tree will continue to send out shoots over a large area as well as toxins to kill off competition [as it has done for many years]. What can we do to eliminate the reproduction of the tree?
You are correct, this Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus altissima, is a very invasive plantand requires patience and vigilance to eradicate it from your property.. Here is a link to a previous posted question which gives useful information on how to go about doing this.