Plant ID forum: Tree is spreading its saplings

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Jun 25, 2016 10:05 PM CST
This tree is in another yard spreading little versions of itself all the way into my garden! I know very little of trees as I work with succulents primarily haha. I'm having real trouble identifying this unique leafed tree.
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Central California. The leaves and stem have a very light peach fuzz texture. Tree is in shade with part sun. Little off shoot plants have bright green leaves. Let me know if I should include more photos.

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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jun 26, 2016 12:34 AM CST

Have you ever seen flowers? Fruit/seedpods? Can you photograph the entire tree? And a couple more photos so we can get an overall feel for leaf/branch structure?

I'm from Central California and it looks really familiar but I'm not placing it from just one leaf.
Name: Porkpal
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Jun 26, 2016 6:39 AM CST
The leaf and behavior makes me think of Golden Rain tree.

Jun 26, 2016 12:43 PM CST
So its a smaller tree under another tree. Which I didn't realize is the SAME kind of tree. The tree i was staring at has zero pods but the larger tree above it does have pods. See photos.
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Jun 26, 2016 12:53 PM CST
After seeing these pods I'm sure it's a golden rain Tree :)
Name: Lauri
North Central Washington (Zone 5b)
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Jun 26, 2016 2:57 PM CST
I think you've nailed it!
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jun 26, 2016 8:05 PM CST
I agree Its a Golden Rain Tree.

Jun 26, 2016 10:46 PM CST
Thanks everyone!

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