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May 20, 2018 6:58 PM CST
Hartford, Il
Been awesome here and thank you so much, attached pics is a small tree on my daughters place.
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May 20, 2018 7:25 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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I always guess Ash first.
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May 20, 2018 7:57 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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AAGH! TOO CLOSE! My eyes are burning!

Could you back up and take a photo of the entire tree or at least some branches? Thank you!
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May 21, 2018 8:05 PM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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I'm certain that's a Hickory (Carya sp.).

I agree that you should show the WHOLE plant first, then progressively detailed images. Always show how the leaves are attached to the stem/branch, which will always help separate similar species.

Hickory will have alternate arrangement of pinnate compound leaves; Ash will have opposite arrangement of pinnate compound leaves.

I have no advice for burning eyes - other than it means lots of tree pollen aggravating me here in the Ohio River valley...
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May 22, 2018 12:45 PM CST
Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
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I agree with Carya.
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May 22, 2018 1:20 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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They sure look like leaves of Carya sp. to me too and there are apparently quite a few Carya that grow in Illinois, as listed on this page: http://m.extension.illinois.ed...

For comparison: Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)
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