Species: 

Melia azedarach

Common Name: 

chinaberry tree

Systems Affected (standardized): 

cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas, urban/garden, forest/woodland, rangeland, riparian/aquatic

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

SE

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Impacts: 

has the potential to grow in dense thickets, restricting the growth of native vegetation. Damaged ecosystem services
Ecosystem change/ habitat alteration
Negatively impacts agriculture
Negatively impacts human health
Negatively impacts animal health
Reduced native biodiversity

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

As this species has been so widely introduced, the main risk of invasion is likely to occur from already introduced plantings. It would be advisable to monitor for the early signs of invasive behaviour in areas where the climate and environmental conditions are similar to those of locations where M. azedarach has become invasive.

Info Blurb: 

Can grow in dense thickets, restricting the growth of native vegetation. Widely introduced as an ornamental.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

OWL

Present in OK?

Yes

Present in Bordering States?

TX, NM, KS, AR, LA

Has Legal Status in BS?

NONE