Chinese tallows

Trees and other plants along highways and home landscapes have provided a respectable display of fall color over the past few weeks. Although Chinese tallows are considered an invasive tree species, they can provide eye-catching displays of fall color.

Each fall, a glorious spectrum of colors blankets the hardwood forests in many areas of the United States.

I grew up on a family farm located in South Central Virginia, and I looked forward to the fall season every year. Each fall, the area would be covered in a quilt of colors so vibrant that even a teenager would likely take notice.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at

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