What tree?

ATH

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I don't think it is correct, but my best guess was Hydrangea paniculata based on the opposite branching and leaf arrangement and somewhat close leaf shape. I kinda feel like I should know it...but honestly have no clue.
 

JD3000

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Ok...but look at the site...multi-family units in central Ohio.

Why would an obscure arboreteum worthy tree be planted there? It's so weird right?
 

ATH

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Well...it is something obscure...so why not an obscure maple? Agree...weird. Look like those might have been nicer apartments back in the day - maybe they hired somebody who liked diversity to plant some of the trees? Left over at a nursery that tried them out and didn't have any takers years ago so it was cheap? A (Japanese?) resident snuck it into the ground when it was tiny?
 

JD3000

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Apparently there's at least a few of them on the site exhibiting similiar dieback as well.

Gonna ask for the address to visit.
 
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JD3000

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Has EAB...and every other borer that goes after stressed ash as well. D, oval, and large round exit holes found. Some are still salvageable though.
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ATH

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I was looking for simple leaf ash...buds look like it, Bark looks like it, dieback looks like EAB. I couldn't find a pic that looked right.
 
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