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Mike1950

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Bark got pulled off. Smells sweet and smokey.
A friend asked what is it. When it gets cut down I will get more pics.

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Damn tree things !
 

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Leaf margins too smooth for alder and the veins don't end at a point. I see the catalpa, but shape not like our southern (they are heart shaped). However, possible is Western Catalpa, but still appears more slender than Mike's tree. And I would expect to see some seed pods - still hanging from last year or on the ground underneath. Almost anything else I would guess would have a waxier/shinier leaf or straighter veins or compound leaves.
 
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Leaf margins too smooth for alder and the veins don't end at a point. I see the catalpa, but shape not like our southern (they are heart shaped). However, possible is Western Catalpa, but still appears more slender than Mike's tree. And I would expect to see some seed pods - still hanging from last year or on the ground underneath.
I do not think it is Catalpa but...
 

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Actually the first thing I thought about was pawpaw, but since they don't live there and the veins are straight and are often more shiny - I said nawnaw.
 
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This looks close . Ailanthus Altissima, Tree of Heaven, If the leaves are lined up as pic below. Cant tell from the pics Mike.

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Clearer pics of leaves and bark would help with id, but my guess is also a Northern Catalpa tree that’s dying.

Below are pics of my Southern Catalpa tree that’s about 4ft in diameter. Old and new bean pods are showing, but maybe a dying tree doesn’t have reason to have bean pods. Just noticed Catalpa worms are finally back after being gone for many years so that may be a good sign for their recovery.
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How large are the leaves?

In the Midwest the Northern catalpa leaves are all large and heart shaped. Six to ten inches is common. If the leaves are that large, I tend to agree with Karl that it's a catalpa in decline.

If the leaves are that large, don't know what else it could be with that size and "general" shape of them.
 
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