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Super fast growing, the bark is pretty smooth, and these things grow very fast.  They pop up all over my property, many times right next to a building.  I can take more pictures if it helps.
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Sure it isn't poison ivy? three leaves..strongly toothed.. fast growing in disturbed areas. Not sure, leaves can be highly variable. More pics always help. Smooth bark though?..
 
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That is Box Elder (Acer negundo).
 
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Todd Parr wrote: I can take more pictures if it helps.



When doing a description of a plant you might want to say where you are, take pictures of the bark, more than one of te leaves, and one of the branching structure, an overview- sometimes overall plant shape and height help, and maybe one of the underside of the leaves. Acer negundo is a widespread native tree often found in riparian areas further west.
 
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William Schlegel wrote:That is Box Elder (Acer negundo).



I second this.

 
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If you see samaras, the helicopters then it's a box elder (ashleaf maple) Acer negundo L.  I was wondering if there is anyway you can show me a picture of the bud.

If you like them should be easy to transplant.

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-Justyn
 
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The new growth on the box elder is a bright green
 
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