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By the UC Master Gardener Program of Fresno County
by Voni Maldonado
on March 21, 2024 at 10:15 AM
I have some invasive trees that I think may be tree of life. I would appreciate removal if possible.
Reply by Jeannette Warnert
on March 21, 2024 at 10:29 AM
Hi Voni,  
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by Jeannine Koshear
on March 21, 2024 at 7:54 PM
There used to be extensive stands of Tree of Heaven [hell!] at Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, on the south (Fresno) side. Efforts were made to remove them, but I don't believe those efforts were successful, so this is an area that probably still has widespread stands, especially around developed areas.
by Josue Diaz
on March 21, 2024 at 9:49 PM
The campsites at Millerton Lake State Rec Area on the Madera County Side are all planted with Tree of Heaven - particularly in the Meadows Loop and the sites near the boating ramp
by Josue Diaz
on March 21, 2024 at 10:03 PM
There is a very large colony of tree of heaven on both sides of Highway 168 at these coordinates just west of Tollhouse Rd & Indian Camp Rd.  
36.9524701, -119.5067842  
There are likely hundreds of plants in this population.
by Randy Stoller
on March 22, 2024 at 2:03 PM
There are trees of heaven along the banks of Fancher Creek.  
I find them sprouting in my yard throughout the year.
Reply by Jeannette Warnert
on March 22, 2024 at 9:44 PM
Thanks for sharing the address. We'll check it out.
by Linda G Kelsey
on March 22, 2024 at 9:41 PM
There was a large amount of it at the entrance to the Ball Ranch on Friant Rd. It was worked on to try to get rid of it. Not sure if it has grown back.
by Daniel Castro
on March 23, 2024 at 11:36 AM
Hi, I’ve recently moved into my home and came to find out that it’s infested with the tree of heaven. I’ve begun efforts of removing it and plan to poison the trees come July with triclopyr based on online research. However, I don’t know how effective my approach is or will be.  
The infestation is quite bad as the main tree is full grown and has spread across the yard and to neighbors yards.  
Any help would be much appreciated!
Reply by Jeannette Warnert
on March 23, 2024 at 7:37 PM
Thanks for sharing your address. We'll get your trees on the map.
by Nancy Devaurs
on April 7, 2024 at 6:27 PM
There is a stand of them on Fresno st between Sierra and Herndon in an empty lot.
by Amy Tobin
on April 24, 2024 at 3:05 PM
Wow, I had no idea about this noxious tree. I will keep my eye out after reading the article and the posts. Thanks for this info.
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