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This tree grows interferes with the normal progress of natural community succession in forest edges & fields. It can grow in a variety of soils, produces large seed crops & resprouts easily when damaged or cut. Dense stands of this species reduce the amount of sunlight, nutrients, water & space available for native plants.
We encourage gardeners who find this plant appealing to instead plant a native alternative such as white oak (Quercus alba), red maple (Acer rubrum), American holly (Ilex opaca), persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) or sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua).