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Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)

Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) has become prevalent in Bellevue and the surrounding area. This invasive, non-native species is fast growing and effective at replacing native vegetation. There is a currently an ongoing effort to remove this tree from the area.

Please reference the following sources for further information, including
concerns and treatment methods:
Avian Forest (
UNL Extension (

Did you miss our November 2015 program on invasive species? Thanks to Bellevue Television (BTV), you can view the presentation online. Hear about the emerald ash borer and tree of heaven and how they threaten our landscape from guest speakers Graham Herbst, Community Forestry Specialist, and Josh Preister, Chief Ranger, Fontenelle Forest.[UNIQID]

Videos shown at our Nov. 2015 program on the Tree of Heaven: