What kind of weed/tree is this?
These are popping up everywhere. Many are two feet tall already, and don't seem particular about where they'll grow. Some under a pine tree (acid soil), others in normal soil, shade, sun, front, back.
I thought I found an ID at UofI weed ID site. Wild Licorice. But then I googled that and nothing like those pictures. I dug these babies up to sniff the roots. No licorice scent.
These are tiny ones...most are much bigger. Tree-ish or shrubbish stems. Hard enough that it would take scissors to snip them, at least the bigger stems.