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Jan 12, 2007
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Help me identify this tree

Can anyone identify this leaf ? I think it's an ash tree but I'm not 100 percent certain especially since most ash trees in my neighborhood are dead from the ash borer bettle.

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Dec 18, 2009
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Looks like the invasive "tree of heaven". Do you notice a foul smell from the tree? It's more of a weed than a tree. I'm no arborist, somebody with better knowledge will surely give you the right answer
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hoponpop wrote: Looks like the invasive "tree of heaven". Do you notice a foul smell from the tree? It's more of a weed than a tree. I'm no arborist, somebody with better knowledge will surely give you the right answer
Not tree of heaven. "Leaves are 1-3 feet long, comprised of 11-25 long, narrow leaflets resembling native sumac" https://www.michigan.gov/invasives/0,56 ... --,00.html

The OP's photo shows 7 leaflets. It could be a variety of ash, but a photo of the bark and tree would be helpful. If it is a sapling, it won't have been attacked by the ash tree borer yet, so could be quite healthy.
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It could be mountain ash, which to the best of my knowledge is not an ash that is affected by the emerald ash borer. Are there fine serrations on the edge of the leaves~?
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fieldhousehandyman wrote: It could be mountain ash, which to the best of my knowledge is not an ash that is affected by the emerald ash borer. Are there fine serrations on the edge of the leaves~?
No, the edge of the leaf is pretty smooth.
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There must be an app for this kind of problem. Come on google.
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fdl wrote: There must be an app for this kind of problem. Come on google.
There is! Google Lens...Of course it's not 100% accurate...
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Give the app "PictureThis" a try. It should be able to identify this plant.
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fdl wrote: There must be an app for this kind of problem. Come on google.
PlantNet from Google Play store.

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