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The Stump from Hell

The Ailanthus altissima is misnamed the ‘Tree of Heaven’. Instead, its name should be the “Tree from Hell”. Some people call it a Chinese sumac since it was imported from China to Europe the 1700s. The Ailanthus is tough and tolerant to pollution. It was brought to Philadelphia in the late 1700s. Ailanthus tree trimming and removal jobs are more difficult because the tree’s limbs…

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