Can you identify this tree /shrub seedling?

Asked May 7, 2020, 7:07 PM EDT

Can you identify this woodland tree /shrub seedling? don't want to destroy it if it is valuable for wildlife, etc. Thanks

Harford County Maryland

3 Responses

Hi - This looks like a Princess tree sapling (Paulownia tomentosa). These trees are invasive in Maryland and are not beneficial for our native wildlife. We recommend removal.
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/paulownia-empress-or-princess-tree
http://mdinvasives.org/iotm/may-2007/

Christa

Great thanks for the info!