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collage of Eastern Black Walnut and Tree of Heaven

Eastern Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) vs. Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)

Updated October 31st, 2019

These trees are sometimes confused due to a similar shape to their compound leaves, and propensity to grow in sunny, disturbed habitats around human habitation, but they are easily distinguished if you know what to look for.

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