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Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by Anne Carten, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Without the trees, what a concrete jungle left to view. Thank goodness for the cherry blossom and under planting !!
     
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    yaletowner Active Member 10 Years

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    The Shirotae, Rancho and Akebono around Helmcken Park (Pacific Blvd & Cambie St) are all nicely in bloom as the most convenient place in Yaletown to see 3 different types of cherry blossoms at once.
     
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    Photo today near The Bayshore - see map fr phone

    They look like happy sibling twins

    Name of trees?

    EDIT: location is approx 1799 West Georgia (just east of Denman) at the reflecting pool (floating petals would be stunning photo w a “better than a phone camera”!). The tree branches are stunning.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    These 'Akebono' have been posted many times in the Downtown thread, where I have moved this posting, as Georgia Street is the border between this and the West End. This little park area belongs to the buildings, but they were required to keep that space a public park.
    Almost all my photos are taken with my phone camera. A little bright sunshine would help.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I'm happy to have landed in Downtown, to remind me to post a link to what the festival is calling a teaser film to promote one of their events:
    The Short Film: In Full Bloom features the 'Akebono' trees at Granville Square. 41 seconds.
    Short Film: In Full Bloom - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (vcbf.ca)
     
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    yaletowner Active Member 10 Years

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    Four Ukon remain to provide another nice display.

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    yaletowner Active Member 10 Years

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    COV is adding to the Kanzan on this street.
     
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    yaletowner Active Member 10 Years

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    These Kanzan on Beatty Walk are showing just about the same time as last year or maybe a few days later. Meanwhile there is a few nice Kanzan now on the seawall by the Crestmark1 Strata right by the new Biennale sculpture "The Proud Youth". Crowds out enjoying the warm weather this weekend also have a good display of pink blossoms to replace the Yaletown neighborhood mostly fallen white Akebono blossoms.
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Oh I like how they keep the ID labels over there.
     
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    Hi there, I’m hoping to explore cherry blossoms more cherry blossoms and saw this posted online but location wasn’t shared. Does anyone know where this is? :-) I appreciate your help!
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I've had a suggestion that it could be David Lam Park. But those trees would be finished by now. Still, I'm going to move this posting to the thread for that neighbourhood.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    There are five trees still there! I found them protected by fencing last year, though I don't seem to have posted anything about them; maybe it was a private message. None of the ones at the street are there, but five of the ones between the buildings at the lane have been spared. They have a strange shape for 'Shiro-fugen', tall and gangly, not wide-spreading. It's quite a dark area.
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    I seem to post this nice little pocket park every year on the north side of Georgia just west of Bute, with 10 'Shiro-fugen' and 2 'Shogetsu' (the white flowers).
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