Along a run through my neighborhood I noticed a tree that I could not for the life of me identify. I poked around the net and did not find an easy way to reference this tree so I thought I'd post the question here as you folks seem to know more about this stuff than anyone I know. I live in Massachusetts and each time I see this species, I cannot help but stop and gaze. It is pretty large (3'+ diameter trunk & over 40' tall). It's most distinguishing characteristic (and what drew me to really wonder) is its long skinny seeds (I think?) that dangle all over the tree. They look almost like vanilla beans except longer. Imagine something the width of a finger except 12" - 16" long. They are green and fibrous. The leaf of the tree is a rather large spade shape, very broad and its bark is a gray rough texture. I'll see if I can get a picture of it if this is not enough to ID this tree. Does this ring a bell with any of you folks?