I found this little something yesterday while doing some pruning on a Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Alaska' in my garden.
In case you're not familiar with this cultivar, here's a picture of the whole plant:
. . . and a closeup of the normal foliage and growth characteristics:
My question for anyone out there who may better know this cultivar is, does it look like I have broom on my hands or is this normal growth that sometimes shows up?