Answer: A tree with deeply furrowed bark and rounded leaflets might be a member of the Robinia family. Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia' has golden-yellow leaves. If this is the tree in question, the common names are False Acacia or Black Locust. It's often easier to identify trees and shrubs by the flowers they produce, or the seeds they develop, in addition to leaf and bark descriptions. Height is a clue, but can be misleading - plants under stress might not reach full mature height, and juvenile trees can be quite a bit smaller than mature specimens. Best wishes in your search for the true identity of the tree in question!
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