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|Tree of Heaven
Found: in waste places throughout our area. The tree is a native of China and is considered in some areas to be a weed tree.
Height: ranges from 6.1 to 30.5 meters (20-100 feet)
Uses: Researchers at the National Cancer Institute have found that the Tree of Heaven has several antimalarial compounds, of which 5 are more potent than chloroquine, the standard antimalarial drug at present. The tree is also used in several traditional Chinese remedies.