Ailanthus altissima also known as the Tree of Heaven, is officially the first tree up for discussion in my blog, and there is so much to say.
I always say that it was brought here by the Victorians; I like the sound of that.
I do know that they can be coppiced and then repeatedly used for a dramatic effect in the summer landscape. And please do not try this near buildings.
They grow very tall, very fast, and that is why I love them.
If you have access to land, and there is space, plant one and watch it grow without interference. It could certainly be a good experience for you.