The Tree Of Heaven

Type of Organism?

This type of organism is a plant.

Country or Text of Origin?

The origin of this plant is in China to Australia, but planted in Philadelphia in 1784.

How the Organisms Spread to Other Areas?

This organism spreads by the seedlings being picked up by birds and dropping them in other places.

How Far Has it Spread?

The Tree of Heaven is widespread in Virginia and has spread to 35 other states.

Damage it Has Done in North Carolina?

Produces 350,000 seeds a year and with this it produces toxin in the bark and leaves. It also won't let other plants grow due to the toxins.