Having spent most of my life living in big cities, I had a hard time recognizing the plants around my house in west Massachusetts. I spent a stupid amount of time trying to decipher them using Bing image search (which is surprising better than Google's) and various apps, I still have quite a few that I can't identify and would like to ask the experts here for help.

Plant 01

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    One identification per question, please! (Hint: I see the potential for a lot of upvotes for lots of questions...) The tag help for the identification tag has a bunch of good advice what should be in a good identification question. Please don’t just throw one photo towards the community, instead give us both close-ups (backsides of leaves and branches/bark is also a good idea) and an overall photo. Add as many details as you can. – Stephie Nov 6 '20 at 20:30
  • I apologize for the poor etiquette and thanks for your good advice. Unfortunately a lot of these photos were taken in the beginning of summer and I am just now going over them with less actual yard work to do. The plants look quite bare right now, so I'll likely have to repost these questions next year. – Roc W. Nov 6 '20 at 20:58
  • them don’t forget to snap pictures of the bare shrubs, the inner structure can be helpful for an id and usually is obscured by the foliage. – Stephie Nov 7 '20 at 11:49
  • @RocWhite - if you see any flowers or berries at any time, either a photo or a description of them will be helpful for ID purposes too, as wiil being able to see the plant's growth habit or overall shape from a short distance as well as a close up of foliage etc – Bamboo Nov 7 '20 at 13:43

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