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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    First posting in 2008

    Found it, not on 10th, so corrected to 12th.


    There's a Pendula of some sort on 12th Ave near Ash. It's not quite worth a visit yet, but there are some blossoms open already. It's not a huge tree, but it's several years old.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I passed these Whitcombs today on 16th at Ash.
     

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    * Finished - Akebono & Kanzan - Fairview, Granville Island Sutcliffe Park

    Here's a map for the Akebonos at Sutcliffe Park on Granville Island, which are in bloom on April 6. [Edited April 28 by wcutler: the Kanzans are the pink marker]
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    Re: Fairview Akebonos

    This is a nice little grassy park on the south side of False Creek, west of Fisherman's Wharf. You can read what the sign says - there are lots of entrances to the park, so it seems to be for public use, though privately owned. There are seven Akebono trees at both ends of the park.
     

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    One cherry tree at the entrance is actually Somei-yoshino, whose buds are light pink and open to be almost white. This is the few locations in Vancouver, where you can compare with the other late blooming Akebono trees. The other two locations are Vancouver Museum and Kitsilano Beach Park.
     

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    Sutcliffe Park Akebono's which are one of the favorites of 2008. The pictures are not perfect because it was a rainy day today. One tree has started giving leaves out (verry little). Don't miss blossoms out!
     

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    Here are 4 Akebono trees on W.11th at Fir. These are very old trees, I think.
    They are not public, in a private property.
     

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    Akebonos in a private property on W.10th at Fir.
     

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    More than a dozen Akebono on the southeast corner of Heather & West 10th in full bloom.
     

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    Re: * POSTED - Akebono & Kanzan - Fairview, Granville Island Sutcliffe Park

    updated pictures of Akebonos as of April 12th, 2008.
     

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    Shirotae - Fairview - NW Corner W10th & Heather

    There's an unassuming little park on the NW corner of West 10th & Heather. Two Shirotae mark the start of a short footpath that leads to three trees virtually hidden at the other end.

    The Shirotae are an absolute must-see and are probably coming into full bloom this coming week or two. The blossoms are larger than a toonie and bright white, beautifully contrasting the dark tree bark and slim trunks.

    Fairview seems to be a hotspot for these beauties and other locations you will find them in the neighbourhood are:

    - Willow: one on the East side between Broadway and W10th
    - Heather: the park between W12th and W11th. One mature tree in the SE corner.
    - Laurel: At the NE corner of 12th there is a new row on the hospital grounds (Pattison Pavillion)
    - Laurel: West side between W10 and W12 (parkade entrance to the Jack Bell Pavillion) There is a GROVE there.

    A scouting trip to UBC this weekend also revealed a gorgeous row of Shirotae about 50% bloom in University Village at the corner of University Blvd and Western Parkway (one block over from Wesbrook Mall)
     

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    It was nice while it lasted. Two Shirotaes with your coffee at the Bread Garden on West Broadway at Ash on April 15, 2008.
     

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    Heather Street, east side between W11th and W12th. There's an open greenspace there with one lone Shirotae almost in full bloom in the southeast corner. The birds love this one. Can you spot the crow?
     

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    Laurel Street: At the NE corner of 12th there is a new row of five Shirotae on the hospital grounds (Pattison Pavillion). They are set back from the street and a bit hidden by a row of shrubs with amble seating. If you look up you will see a row of cherry trees on the balcony above (not sure what type yet). In less than a week these Shirotae will be full bloom. In the photos they appear quite pink and I'm questioning whether they are actually Shirotae.
     

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    Laurel: West side between W10 and W12 (parkade entrance to the Jack Bell Pavillion) There is a GROVE of Shirotae there planted on both sides of the drive. A nice distraction from the traffic and all of the cars parked in on the street.
     

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    Re: Fairview - Ukons below Chocklit Park

    I found this nice half-block of Ukons at the bottom of Chocklit Park, Spruce at 6th, by accident - a nice surprise. Notice the yellowy colour against the white truck conveniently situated for comparison.
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    Here they are on the google map! We're all busy discovering our cherries on the Google maps, two or three years old, but obviously photographed in the spring.
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    Re: Fairview - Amanogowa

    These two 'Amanogowa' would not be worth posting if they were less rare in Vancouver. All the ones we know are private plantings, as are these, but they're all very visible next to the sidewalk. These are on Hemlock just south of 12th Ave. Their flowers held straight up on the stems makes them easy to distinguish from other cherries.
    [Edited by wcutler 2012mar13: These trees are no longer there.]
     

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    Re: * POSTED - Akebono & Kanzan - Fairview, Granville Island Sutcliffe Park

    The Kanzans have arrived, across the walkway from the Akebonos and a bit west, a grassy area, partly raised, that's still called Sutcliffe Park.
     

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    * Finished - Kanzans - Fairview, West 7th from Hemlock to Main

    Kanzans line both sides of the street on West 7th for about 2 km, from Hemlock to a few blocks east of Main.
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    Re: * POSTED - Kanzans - Fairview, West 7th from Hemlock to Main

    A festival favourite should probably have a photo not taken in the rain.
     

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    More Ukons, this time across the walking path from what seems to be called Charleson Park, just off the south False Creek seawall and east of the False Creek School.
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    The Kanzans are all out along False Creek. For quite a way along the seawall, it's still called Sutcliffe Park. The second photo is looking across to the end of Granville Island, next to the hotel.
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    Here are about 8 Shiirofugen in a front courtyard of an apartment building.
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    The mile or more of Kanzans along 7th Ave were reported in the two previous posting.
     
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    Re: * POSTED - Akebono & Kanzan - Fairview, Granville Island Sutcliffe Park

    The trees in Sutcliffe Park are the favourites, and the park runs along the creek for quite a ways. These trees are all part of it.
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    Updated pictures of Akebonos at the small private park (Creekside Park), on the south side of False Creek, west of Fisherman's Wharf. It's been a while though since I took pictures and forget about posting.
     

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    Re: Fairview - first posting in 2009

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    Note that the Akebono on the SE corner of Heather and 10th Ave were on Cancer Agency property and were recently removed to make way for a building extension.
     
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    Akebono gone-o.
     

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