Plant ID forum: What tree is this?

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Mar 5, 2017 9:20 PM CST
Thanks for your help! It's in my friend's yard at her new house in Los Angeles.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Mar 6, 2017 9:18 AM CST
Looks like ash... But... I wouldn't totally rule out English walnut.... Or butternut....
Prolly need to wait for fruit....
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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Mar 6, 2017 5:39 PM CST
Very clearly opposite arrangement of compound leaves, and buds are opposite along the stems - so Ash (Fraxinus sp.) is correct.

I would absolutely rule out Walnut (Juglans sp.) and Butternut (another Juglans sp.) and all the Hickories - since they all have alternate arrangement of pinnate compound foliage and never opposite.

General character of crown branching fits normal Ash look as well.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Mar 7, 2017 1:13 PM CST
Yes, an Ash. Might be Modesto Ash.
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Mar 8, 2017 12:05 PM CST
@stone @ViburnumValley @daisyl

Thanks so much you guys! This is great news!

My friend very much wanted to garden within the drip line, and we were worried it might be a black walnut (she really likes growing tomatoes, so that would have been unfortunate!). So glad to hear it's an Ash.

Again, thanks for all your help and quick attention -- love this site!

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