Ailanthus Tree has Invaded France
Riding the TGV through the south of France, we pass through Nimes. A beautiful day, sunny Mediterranean skies, and a bottle of Bordeaux.
We are on holiday.
What is that tree growing in the middle of that vacant lot? Could it possibly be the Ailanthus?
Oh yes. The tree native to the rich forests of central China has run rampant through Nimes, France as well as Paris.
It’s growing out of the sides of buildings in Philadelphia, and covers whole forests in Virginia.
No vacation from the globe-trotting Ailanthus tree.