Easter Parade and Cherry Walk, and other events 2017

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  1. Willard

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    Weather was better than the Easter Parade and Cherry Walk 2009, but same hat and same enthusiasm (and same ukulele, I think).
    A great turnout for the Easter Parade and Cherry Walk with Wendy Cutler.
    The very best way to learn about Cherry Trees in the west end - tag along with Wendy.
     
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    Along the Easter Parade Cherry Walk and Talk with Wendy Cutler.
     
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    Lots to see on the Easter Parade.
     
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    The Cherry Blossoms Illumination in QE Park attracted quite a large crowd and some traffic chaos.
     

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here are the cherries we saw on the walk on Sunday, April 16:
    1. 'Akebono' - finished at Burrard Station but still pretty good in two nice settings with ponds and at the Rose Garden in Stanley Park, single white flowers
    2. 'Shirotae' - at Sutton Place Hotel and at the Japanese Memorial in Stanley Park, double white flowers
    3. 'Ukon' - one in the planting of 'Shirotae' at Sutton Place Hotel, just starting to bloom
    4. 'Yae-beni-shidare' - double pink weeping, at Barclay and Bute
    5. avium - sweet cherry, single white flowers, used at rootstock, particularly on what should have been 'Beni-shidare' at Barclay and Thurlow
    6. ('Beni-shidare') - well, almost all overcome by avium now at Barclay and Thurlow, pink weeping, single flowers
    7. 'Takasago' - beautiful doubly pinky flowers on an ugly tree at Broughton maybe; two somewhat nicer ones across street from each other on Cardero at Barclay
    8. 'Mikuruma-gaeshi' - beautiful large single pink flowers around the corner on Barclay at Cardero; tree not so great
    9. 'Sendai-shidare' - two umbrella-shaped trees on Comox near Chilco, single white flowers
    10. 'Ojochin' - at the Japanese Memorial, large pinky white flowers
    11. 'Rancho' - tops chopped off on Bayshore Dr, nice ones at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, single pink flowers
    12. 'Autumnalis Rosea' - just a few double blossoms on unattractive trees at Lost Lagoon
    13. 'Accolade' - very much finished blooming on Chilco at Comox
    14. 'Shogetsu' - at the Bayshore, we saw one group of flowers at the end of a branch, large double white flowers
    15. 'Kanzan' - maybe on Haro, Shirley managed to see the first flowers open (see the last photo in posting #4)
    We didn't see, but are also in bloom in the West End/Stanley Park (see locations at Neighbourhood Maps)
    1. 'Umineko' - single white, green leaves
    2. 'Snow Goose' - single white, green leaves
    3. 'Tai-haku' - single white large flowers, bronze emerging leaves
     
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    April 17, 2017 - Tree Walk and Talk at UBC with Douglas Justice

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    Even with a badly- sprained ankle, there is no slowing Douglas down. Another great walk and talk.
     
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    Missed viewing the 'Shogetsu' blossoms on the east side of the Westin Bayshore on Easter Sunday, but here they are today - to the right of the two 'Shirotae' is one 'Shogetsu' with one branch of flowers against the window pain. 20170418 WestinBayshoreE Shirotae+Shogetsu Willard_0686.jpg 20170418 WestinBayshoreE Shogetsu Willard_0673.jpg
     
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    Well it was a very wet day, but a great walk and talk with Alex Downie at Queen Elizabeth Park, despite the weather.

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I just have one to contribute, and it's not even a cherry in the photo - that must be a magnolia.
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    Bike the Blossoms went through many streets of kanzans. Linda Poole was on the ride too!
     

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    Here are some photos near the start of the Bike the Blossoms.
     

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    About a half hour into the ride
     
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    And a few views of the big group stopped amidst a kanzan grove around this street
     

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