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Tree of Heaven
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Tree of Heaven

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Tree of Heaven by MrMaison

As I played on a dirty mattress in Brooklyn as a kid, I once stared at this tree and thought how it actually look like some kind of palm and imagined it as one.....until the wind blew and I got a wiff of the odor and the reality keeps setting back in that this is the King of Weeds around here....or it's a weed in the form of a tree. Perhaps I thought that because there are so many :D

Introducing the "Tree of Heaven" AKA "Ghetto Palm". (Ailanthus altissima)

Many of you know that tree. It grows with the weeds in your back yards and in alleys and ditches,
Many of you know it intimately, through beatings after picking your own switches,
It will be a shrub one day and give you shade in no time as this tree grows FAST,
Better yank these shrubs out the ground if you want your sidewalks and gardens to last,
This tree will grow where other trees will not and even protect its territory like a gangster,
But in China and Taiwan, the tree is at home and respected, and used by many masters.

Some countries consider this tree a weed and have it listed as an invasive species but this tree is native to China and Taiwan where it is revered for medical uses and much more. It's even still used for gardening in some places. I guess if it's introduced where it shouldn't be, like many plants and animals, it will cause problems. That doesn't mean it's a bad thing from nature. It means people need to be more considerate when taking something from one climate and introducing it to another. We have to respect the fact this is one tough tree.

Interesting facts in the Wiki

This is a 2 piece set
Tree of Heaven- 2530 tris 1024x512 textures including normal map.
Tree of Heaven Sprout- 309 tris 1024x512 textures

Get "Tree LOD Fix" by TPB for better LODs in the distance

As usual, I strongly suggest Boformer's Random Tree Rotation mod updated by Judazz
And his LOD Toggler mod

Also BloodyPenguin's No Radioactive Mod
And Prop and Tree Anarchy

Sharp Textures mod really makes a difference in how the foliage looks in game

Please Rate if you like it. Thank you and Enjoy!

dede Dec 4, 2021 @ 3:04am 
i would like to plant this tree in yard there nice
Sonosusto Jan 11, 2021 @ 10:27am 
Yup. This nasty weed/tree was growing on our fence line on my side (US). Ended up getting rid of it quickly as it was starting to grow roots into our neighbors foundation. Awful tree!
xeph Nov 5, 2020 @ 11:33am 
If you support this mod you are actively killing trees in the U.S. #facts.
cool mod tho lol
smioreun Aug 11, 2020 @ 7:05pm 
I like this tree, but in America, it is an invasive species. It is actually killing the Red Sumac and taking its territory (The non-poisonuous one, which is edible... the other, white Sumac only grows in the higher places in the Appalachian mountains, and is the one associate with poison sumac... eg PA, NY, NJ... and south).
镇海阅江 Jun 12, 2020 @ 8:16pm 
martemaniac Dec 20, 2019 @ 9:39am 
I liked your heartwarming comment about this tree! Let's respect Nature
Wize Nov 17, 2019 @ 9:31am 
Staghorn Sumac tree actually
Connie (she/her) Jul 21, 2019 @ 3:18pm 
These guys have been driven into my head as being there inevitably near NYC's abandoned railroads and industry. Kinda nostalgic to me.
Homer2101 Jul 5, 2019 @ 5:16pm 
Awesome work!

I spent three years uprooting this tree's shoots in my back yard before it finally gave up.
MrMaison  [author] Jun 23, 2019 @ 3:33pm 
J-Quack- you are right for some parts of the world they are invasive species like written in the description. But also written in the description is the fact places like China and even some places in Europe treat them as ornamental trees. So not regarded as a bad tree everywhere. Personally here in Brooklyn, yes, I would cut them down.