I noticed this at an estate home in a nearby neighborhood...It had smooth bark and fuzzy buds. When I opened the bud it had a sweet scent. The tree was maybe 30 feet high. Anyone know what this is?
What does the bottom of the leaf look like, is it fuzzy or possibly brownish like a magnolia?
Magnolia of some sort. The commonest in gardens is generally Magnolia × soulangeana, though it isn't defintely identifiable as this one from this photo.