Tree ?

oldoakman

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That is hard to describe, has a pungent, different smell. Sassafras has a certain smell, Catalpa too. This one has its own.
 

ATH

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Not Ailanthus (Tree of Heaven, Stinking Sumac, etc...).

They have an even number of leavlets... normally don't have a single 'terminal' leaflet on the leaves. Also the leaflets are "truncate" at the bast (cut off - don't have a nice even taper from wide to the stem). I've seen that referred to as a 'tooth' at the base of the leaf.
 

CanadianStan

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Not Ailanthus (Tree of Heaven, Stinking Sumac, etc...).

They have an even number of leavlets... normally don't have a single 'terminal' leaflet on the leaves. Also the leaflets are "truncate" at the bast (cut off - don't have a nice even taper from wide to the stem). I've seen that referred to as a 'tooth' at the base of the leaf.
That looks nothing like a Rowan from the photos

Agrees on the non-paired terminal leaf in the cluster

What about butter nut?

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Leaves are reminiscent of a Caucasian wingnut ...

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What do you see on the ground? Any fruit / nuts that might help ID?
 

Bob Bob

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Your dog barfed out moldy peanut butter and peppercorns that fermented in his gut and then dried out on your lawn. It smells distinctive.
Now that's an accurate description.
The bark looks like the tree of heaven we have in Ohio. This site shows a couple pictures of leaves of a tree of heaven that look very similar, some show the single leaf on the end...might have to do the dreaded smell test to confirm.
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/forestry/iowa_trees/trees/tree_of_heaven.html
 
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