Cedar gall? and what is this little guy?
1. is the sea urchin weird thing i found next to a juniper / cedar a cedar gall? i just learned about these.
2. for the pic dated May 21, 2020: what is this little guy? it really doesn't grow much; pleasant looking plant that's never been more than 12" high
Prince George's County Maryland
Hi - Yes, that is a cedar-apple rust gall in your first photo. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/rust-diseases-trees
The seedlings look like willow oaks (Quercus phellos).