Interaction between Ailanthus altissima and Native Robinia pseudoacacia in Early Succession: Implications for Forest Management

The study looked at interactions between an exotic invader, tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima), and coexisting black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) and management implications. The study occurred in the Mid-Appalachian region of the eastern United States where black locust is native. Results showed that in early successional sites, tree of heaven should be removed to promote long term community succession in areas where black locust is native. Published by Nilsen ET and others in Forests 9(4), 221. 2018

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