At the entrance to Kingsdown churchyard is a tree with leaves like Ash, but larger. It's called the Tree of Heaven from its reach for the sky, reflected in its Latin name Alianthus altissima.
Very appropriate then, that it should be near the church.
The bad news is that it is invasive with suckers spreading far from the parent tree, and with a toxic release that inhibits the growth of other species. An import in the 1700s from China, the tree has been planted widely in the UK, and warmer weather is encouraging its spread. It could become a serious environmental pest.
A very different 'tree' is the Tree Mallow, seen here growing between Undercliff Road and the beach. It appears brown and dead, but it is covered in seeds or mericarps.
Just along the road are a number of Common Mallows, eking out a life on the shingle in the harsh sea air.