Does anyone know what this shrub is?
Can you give some background?
Where is it? City/state, wild/garden
Any flowers or fruit?
Update from OP:
"It's in the upper Hudson valley, NY, in a wooded area. I haven't seen any flowers or fruit. It stands about 6-7 feet high. It's the only one of its kind in the area."
It reminds me of a young sassafras.
If it is a sassafrass, which would have been my first guess also, you can tell by the root beer smell of a broken branch or leaf.
Thanks - I didn't remember to scratch the branch and sniff - it is indeed a sassafras.
Or you can examine the bundle scars!