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  1. Andy P

    Andy P New Member

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    Shirotae at 6979 McKay at Hurst. Photographed by Andy P April 18 2018.
     

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  2. Willard

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    We've been stalking the great big tree on Malvern and Burris for almost a year now. Wendy thought it was 'Tai-haku' without even seeing a single flower last May.
    It is the Great White Cherry, in every sense of the name. Spectacular today!

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    April 22, 2018

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    A friendly neighbour pointed out the Lions are visible if you walk up the street for a photo.
     
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  3. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    After the 'Tai-haku' stalking, Shirley Willard decided to take us to Burnaby Mountain, and the GPS lady told us to take Sperling. Maybe she knew there were 'Umineko' along that street running off and on for about 1.6 km, almost from Broadway to Union. That would only have been more exciting if they had still been in bloom. The sequence shown starts on the right, at the south end, moving north to the left.
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    Towards the end of the run, just south of Union, was one 'Shirotae' on the west side, still looking pretty good.
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    We were disappointed by what we saw at Burnaby Mountain. @Nadia White Rock posted the 'Somei-yoshino' trees in 2016 at Burnaby. They weren't all that white then, though the flowers appeared to be fully open. This time, I thought we had missed them entirely, but then we realized that our timing wasn't bad - the flowers were open and not past their prime, but there is so much witch's broom that there just are not a lot of flowers. The ground was not covered in petals or flowers. Shirley found them impressive-looking last May when she saw them after the flowers were all gone: Burnaby. Either we're totally missing something, or they have deteriorated a lot since 10 years ago when the festival used a photo said to be from there that was very impressive - we had lots of queries about the location. @Joseph Lin, was that your photo the festival used? Do you have a photo of these from back when they looked good?
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This should be @Willard's posting, except that she was driving and I was photographing, but she's the one who figured out where we were and has placed a marker on the map. We passed a whole lot of 'Akebono' trees in an empty parking lot (well, it was Sunday, maybe it's a lot that's used), on Kensington north of Hastings. We also saw many more on some road leading to the Shellburn Terminal.
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    On the road are 'Kanzan' for about a block.
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    This little grove (three trees) of 'Shirotae' are already on the map, as a favourite, which point Shirley is questioning. I see there is a bus stop, so it's more accessible than I thought, though it didn't seem easy for us to stop once we saw them. Still, it's an attractive park-like setting, appropriate for these trees that like to spread their limbs. Seems like a nice photo-op to me.
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Major excitement in Burnaby today. Shirley Willard and I discovered a nice street of 'Kanzan' cherries on Grant at Kensington, except for one combo with avium 'Plena' rootstock taking over.
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    That wasn't the excitement - it was what we think has to be one 'Yokihi' tree, at 6606 Grant, amongst all those 'Kanzan'. If @Douglas Justice had not suggested we go see the 'Yokihi' in Oakridge after his walk last Sunday, we would not have had that cultivar in mind at all. But we both thought this looked like the tree we had just seen last Sunday - looks like 'Takasago', but no hairs; also no (or very few very small) phylloid pistils, and short flower stems. How does a tree like this get mixed in with a shipment of 'Kanzan'? Surely, that's what happened. It's not like there is 'Yokihi' stock lying around nurseries. We only know of three other 'Yokihi' anywhere.
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    We also found a single 'Ichiyo', at Grove Avenue at Georgia. This breaks my "rule" about 'Ichiyo' travelling in pairs. This is a very attractive tree, in peak bloom right now.
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    At the south end of Grove on Curtis is a small group of maybe four 'Ama-no-gawa', giving the impression of one nice full tree.
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    At Burnaby North Secondary School on Kensington at Dunnedin you will find an impressive Viking and some equally impressive 'Kanzan'.

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    Power Cherry Scouting again with Wendy Cutler. Photographed here with 'Yokihi' in Burnaby. Always fun and always amazing what Wendy can find.
     
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    Three 'Shiro-fugen' and two horses at Burnaby Civic Square.

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    Also a nice planting of 'Akebono' at the Square, finished blooming for the season.

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    At the small park on Patterson, north of Mayberry there are still 7 'Pink Perfection' trees. One of them is in pretty good shape, but the other 6 planted together look weak.
    But oh... the flowers are very showy and worth the trip.
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    Wendy and I had our picnic lunch on a sunny bench in the same park while viewing the two 'Shirotae' still blooming. Great way to spend an afternoon.
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    Shiro-fugen which line the south parking lot of the Bonsor Recreation Centre. Photographed by Andy Phillips on May 1 2018 on Central Blvd east of Bonsor Avenue
     

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