Pretty to see, but the ‘stinking sumac’ is a pest

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers A WEED BY ANY OTHER NAME-Old Agoura homeowner Robert Evren removes Ailanthus from the hillside behind his home. Evren has hired a team to remove the tree that, lovely as it may be, grows wild, sucks gallons of water and wreaks havoc on native plants. Evren also plans to direct a team to eradicate the species from park property. Much to his dismay, the tree continues to be planted everywhere-including the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center.


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