I’ve been busy working on a new website that I had been contemplating building for a while. Ghetto Palm is something of a fan site for an unusual tree, Ailanthus altissima, the Tree-of-heaven. I want to collect any and all popular (I mean, non-scientific) references to the tree that I can find and put them up on the web. It’s a bit of an odd idea I know, but you have to understand I work with trees for a living so I can’t help but get a little attached to some of them. You can read my too-wordy rationale about why I am doing this. If you’ve spent any time in the northern half of the US, you’ve almost certainly seen this tree whether you know it or not. If you’ve an interest in this tree as well, stop by or send anything you have my way. I’ll be happy to put it up on the site and credit you appropriately.