EPPO Global Database

Ailanthus altissima(AILAL)

Distribution details in South Africa

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, restricted distribution
Introduced. Found in all provinces but with varying densities. Mainly found in urban environments. Models predict that it can spread further in South Africa but that extensive spread throughout the country is very unlikely as the species prefers urban conditions.
* Walker GA, Robertson MP, Gaertner M, Gallien L, Richardson DM (2017) The potential range of Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven) in South Africa: the roles of climate, land use and disturbance. Biological Invasions 19, 3675-3690.
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