This is the leaf, looks like it has tar spots but not a maple right? The bark of the tree is in pictured in the background.
It looks somewhat like a callery pear tree leaf.
where is the interesting branching????? .. i am feeling ripped off on the title.. lol ...
Callery pears are attractive "lollipop" shaped trees. Bradford pear is one type of Callery pear.
The most notable thing about the branches is that they grow at narrow angles to the trunk ... and therefore attach more weakly ... and therefore are prone to catastrophic splitting under heavy snow or ice. Since the trees' symmetry is half their appeal, it makes a difference when a big chunk of the symmetry is missing!
I was unable to find a good photo of the classic "half-Bradford," but for anyone not familiar with the problem, these will give you some idea: