The Golden Chain Tree is a small, weak growing tree selected for the brilliant yellow flowers in the early spring. Growing to about 20' by 10' its habit is upright and fairly tight. This one below is from Spokane. If you encounter one, its likely to be the cultivar 'Vossi' which has longer flower clusters.
Fruit is a pod, typical legume, 3" long.
Twigs are green, covered with silver hairs. Buds are plump and round and also covered with silver hairs.
Cant think of anything, the trifoliate leaves are pretty distinct as are the green twigs.
181 Via Trinita in median
Wingfoot Way (Corner of Wingfoot and St Andrews)