This is more or less the locale where the trees were photographed( though I was more familiar with seeing them in empty lots or springing up from small spaces beside buildings): the Don River Valley in Toronto, a big part of my life there, with its many trails in and around.
I was lucky to find some pictures of the species in my old folders, since most of my T.O. pics are on cds I can't access right now!
I was digging up Ailanthus/ Tree of Heaven photos for a story I wrote for reedsy prompts ( more details in another post in this set of three).
Read the story at reedsy
or on my blog, link in bio, with some extra words about the tree, and invasive species.