EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2014 Num. article: 2014/092

Ailanthus altissima occurs in Turkey

Ailanthus altissima (Simaroubaceae, EPPO List of Invasive Alien Plants) was recorded in 2013 in two apple orchards in Turkey, growing next to apple trees in the Iğdir province. The plant has initially been planted as an ornamental and forestation tree in the Iğdir province as well as in other locations in Turkey. A. altissima is present in many parts of Turkey.


Uludag A, Pehluvan M, Dogru B (2014) A new weed in fruit orchards: tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle). Abstract of the 4th International Symposium on Environmental Weeds and Invasive Plants, Montpellier (FR), 2014-06-19/23.