When I first saw this tree from a distance, I thought it was a chestnut. It’s easy to see that it isn’t, but I haven’t a clue. I’m sure it must be something quite common as it’s growing unceremoniously in the middle of birches, poplars, and a few other hardwoods and pines. I’ve enlarged a section of the photo below — the “blooms” are like long, creamy white catkins. Any ideas? The photos aren’t great because it’s been raining most of the day and I snapped these from the balcony. It would be about 30-40′ tall, if that helps. If no one knows what it is, I’ll get a detailed photo of the leaves this weekend.
It’s possible this could be a Sweet Chestnut? From photos I can find online, this is closest. I will definitely get macro shots of both the blooms and leaves this weekend. :)