I now realize that the branch is what one might call branch-tip opposite. This might suggest that it's one of the following but I'm wondering if any of them are hard, perhaps it's a harder species of maple.
Maple, Ash, Dogwood, Buckeye, or a member of the Caprifoliaceae.
It might be a Caprifoliaceae - like maybe honeysuckle. This will be hard.
Last edited by FredGrassMan; Apr 7th, 2016 at 10:28 AM.