TREASURE TREES

#89 Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)

This tree once stood next to the Van Every building at CPCC’s main campus but was removed when the building was expanded in 2012.

Statistics (1997)

  • Circumference (In.): 93"
  • Height (Ft.): 72'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 40'
  • Total Points: 175

More Information

  • Nominated By: Bill Logan
  • Year Added: 1997
  • Owned By: Central Piedmont Community College
  • Current condition: Gone
  • Neighborhood: Elizabeth
  • Property Type: Public School
  • Nearest Address: 1205 Charlottetowne Ave
  • Ecological Value: The Tree of Heaven is an invasive species in North Carolina. It spreads by suckers and seeds. The cost to control this species is especially high due to how invasive it has become.
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