Shirotae

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  1. gonul guvenc

    gonul guvenc Active Member

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    Locations of 'Shirotae' will be summarized here. (Prunus Sato-zakura Groups 'Shirotae')
     
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    * At the NE corner of 12th Ave and Laurel (Pattison Pavillion)- please see pictures in Fairview
    [Edited 2011oct04 by wcutler] OtherFairview locations:* Twin Rainbows Housing Co-op at Shorepine Walk, see photos.
    * 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. A lovely sanctuary. See photos.
    * Willow and Broadway, see photos.
     
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    * a trio of 'Shirotae' at the entrance to Kensington Community Centre, Dumfries and E 36 - please see pictures in Kensington/cedar Cottage - could be favorite for next year.
    [Edited 2011oct04 by wcutler]
    * Four 'Shirotae' in the playground yard of Queen Alexandra Elementary, NE corner E. 10 and Clark, see photos.
     
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    M. D. Vaden Active Member 10 Years

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    Not sure if I can get a photo this year. But this one is at a private residence at Wilsonville, off Bell Road.

    Seen here just after being reduced a few feet in width to just 50' feet wide.

    If they did not need to ride a mower under it, or see the view above it from their second story, it would easily have reached 60' feet in width. It was about 55' wide hours before this photo, having put on 3' to 4' extra width from the previous year.

    Still one of my favorite tree's to have worked on.

    This one had good growing conditions. Good soil and not watered much in summer.
     

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    Douglas Justice Active Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    Fantastic tree. The wide, spreading habit is one of this cultivar's best features, but it's also its Achilles' heal. Damage from passing vehicles in street plantings ruins more 'Shirotae' than people would imagine. The problem is more that the typical rootstock (mazzard) is so prone to bacterial canker that there's always inoculum around to infect the damaged 'Shirotae' tissue. This combination generally leads to a shortened life. I'm interested to know whether the large cut visible in the image will actually heal or be the trigger for this tree's decline.
     
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    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Yes: I also wonder about that large branch removal and how it will affect the mature tree.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Burnaby: * Patterson, opposite Pitch and Putt parking, several trees
    * [Added 2011oct04 by wcutler] Hastings and Kensington, three trees close together, see photos.
    * Godwin on Sunset, at the Sunset Park Apts, one tree, and nearby at Gilmore Diversion, on Norfolk at Gilmore Ave, are four 'Shirotae' along the block, two large, and two smaller and not as nice looking. See photos.

    Downtown: * Bayshore Hotel, west side, and mixed in with Shogetsu on the east side
    Burrard, east side near Robson, across from the 'Shirotae' at the Sutton Place Hotel, see photos. * In the same posting are photos from the entrance to the Electra building on Nelson at Burrard.
    * Helmcken Park at NW corner of Pacific Boulevard and Cambie, see photos.

    Kitsilano: * 1st Ave, from Burrard to Cypress, a 2008 Festival Favourite; also
    * Broadway and Maple, northeast corner in a courtyard, several trees, see photos
    [Edited 2011oct04 by wcutler]
    * Three Shirotae on west side of Maple, south of 2nd, see photos.
    * Young Shirotae (name tag still attached) on 1st Avenue at Burrard on the southside of Seaforth Park, see photo.
    * Several Shirotae on 7th at Vine (Kits House), see photo

    Renfrew-Collingwood
    : * Vanness Ave at Melbourne Park, three trees
    * [added March 11, 2011 by wcutler] 37th and Nanaimo, four trees, see photos
    * One tree at the busy northwest corner of Grandview Highway and Renfrew, at a small shopping mall. See photos.

    Richmond: Dorchester Circle (12 trees) , Minoru Blvd across from Richmond Centre (12 trees), Bay parking lot (8 trees)
    In Minoru Park in front of the chapel, no photo.

    Riley Park: across the street from the Duck Pond, two trees
    [Edited 2011oct04 by wcutler]
    QE Park, south side of the park, on W. 37 at about Alberta, three young trees, see photos.

    Strathcona: * east side of Campbell Ave. at Keefer St, two trees
    [Edited 2011oct04 by wcutler]
    * Jackson and Pender, one nice tree near the NW corner on Jackson, see photo.

    UBC: 16th west of Blanca, on the median
    * at the Fraser Parkade - please see picture in UBC neighborhood.
    *at least 60 trees on both sides of the Regent College building - please see pictures in UBC.

    West End/Stanley Park:
    * Burrard and Smythe, in front of Sutton Place Hotel, 6 Shirotae planted way too close together, and one Ukon; also
    * Lost Lagoon, town side down from Barclay, two nice old trees, and a few new ones a bit north on the lagoon side of the path - see photo of the old ones
    * at the Japanese Memorial - see picture in West End, Stanley Park
    [Edited 2011oct04 by wcutler]
    * Near the memorial is the Aquarium, with two nice 'Shirotae' in the yard near the entrance, which I don't seem to have posted.
    *Continue north on Broughton one block to Georgia, turn right and head down the path at the Lions apartment buildings through the Shirotae running the whole block along Georgia St - please see pictures in West End. (number 5) [Edited 2011oct04 by wcutler] Many of these have been removed, and a few of the remaining ones are not doing well.
    * One big old tree at the foot of Comox, just at the entrance to Stanley Park, see photos.
    * Chilco mini-park at Comox has many 'Accolade' and one 'Shirotae', see photos.
    * Foot of Comox, in yard of last building before the park, north side, three or four trees, see photos.
    * West End Community Centre, Denman between Barclay and Haro, on the south side of the building, one very nice tree, see photos.
    * Comox, south side east of Jervis, two private trees, see photos.
    * Georgia St, south side, west of Denman, three trees, photos.

    West Point Grey: * 6th and Drummond, three trees
    [Edited 2011oct04 by wcutler]
    * Highbury, 6th to 7th have been festival favourites, see photos.
     
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  8. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Not a timely posting. More 'Shirotae' postings in neighbourhoods not already mentioned.

    Dunbar-Southlands: on 26th at Highbury is a lone 'Shirotae' street tree on the NW corner, see photos.
    NW corner 37th and Wallace, one large private tree, see photos.

    Grandview-Woodland: on Wall St, west side south of Eton, one pruned private tree, see photos.
    One large private tree on the northeast corner Adanac and Salisbury, see last photo in this posting.

    Killarney: churchyard across from Killarney Park, east side of Kerr and E. 48, see photos.

    Langley: Langley Legion 56th. and Eastleigh Crescent, beautiful boulevard planting of several trees, see photos.

    Marpole: an apartment complex on 59th near Columbia, sign says The Springs at Langara, but it has a street sign - Rockpoole Dr, around the circle, a few 'Shirotae' with other cherries, see photos.
    On Adera at 65th, is a nice low 'Shirotae' street tree that we thought was not grafted, but it's unlikely we were right, see photos

    Oakridge:on the grounds of South Van Manor on west side of Alberta Street, between W. 49 and W. 50, one very nice tree in the back yard, see photos.

    New Westminster: one nice tree at the south end of Queen's Park, near Royal and Granville, see photos
    Douglas College, on 8th Street just south of Royal Avenue, one tree, see photos.

    North Vancouver: At the ICBC headquarters on Esplanade, lots of trees on the north side of the building near the street, see photos.

    Tsawwassen: Pacific Drive, cul-de-sac near 52nd, see photos.

    Victoria-Fraserview: Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith Elementary on the north side of E. 55th Avenue, just west of Elliott Street, one young shapely tree, see photo
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    More 'Shirotae' locations

    White Rock: Path Cypress to Marine Dr. (to Indian totems), see photos

    Three 'Shirotae' trees at intersection of Best St and 16 Ave, photos.Russell Ave and Foster St, 'Shirotae' on the North side and 2 'Akebono' at South side of the street , photos

    Jehovah's Witnesses parking at 148St and 24 Ave, six 'Shirotae' with three 'Akebono', photos

    'Shirotae'. From 148 St and 28 Ave, three trees, photos

    At least 24 Shirotae trees on both sides of 141 St south from 28 Ave, photos
     
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