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Various real-life networks exhibit degree correlations and heterogeneous structure, with the latter being characterized by power-law degree distribution P(k)kγ, where the degree exponent γ describes the extent of heterogeneity. In this paper, we study analytically the average path length (APL) of and random walks (RWs) on a family of deterministic networks, recursive scale-free trees (RSFTs), with negative degree correlations and various γ(2,1+ln3/ln2], with an aim to explore the impacts of structure heterogeneity on the APL and RWs. We show that the degree exponent γ has no effect on the APL d of RSFTs: In the full range of γ, d behaves as a logarithmic scaling with the number of network nodes N (i.e., dlnN), which is in sharp contrast to the well-known double logarithmic scaling (dlnlnN) previously obtained for uncorrelated scale-free networks with 2γ<3. In addition, we present that some scaling efficiency exponents of random walks are reliant on the degree exponent γ.