As I’ve walked and biked around Ashland, I’ve come across trees and bushes that seem new to me, either because they are rare in northwest Washington (and the Midwest), or because I just didn’t notice them before in the same way. I haven’t spent a lot of time looking up what these plants are called, except for one.
Along the Bear Creek Greenway, I see a lot of a these:
Whenever I ride by these, I get a strong smell of what might be juniper. Yet, I haven’t been able to match this tree/bush with any of the descriptions of junipers online. I suppose it’s possible that this light-colored plant just happens to grow near the plant that actually emits the smell.
Anyway, the nice smell and its reminding me of juniper make me want to know what the heck this tree is!
I’ve already asked about this bush that has puffy pom-pom things growing on it.