Japan sees earliest cherry blossom season

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  1. Margot

    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    The article says that this has happened and what they believe is the cause, but what about the effect !!?
    I would be very interested to hear the scientific members of the forum' s opinions. Hope it starts some good conversation Margot.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks, Margot. The only trees we pay such close attention to are the Burrard Station 'Akebono' trees, and it's definitely not the earliest year for those.
    Blooming Dates Burrard Station .jpg

    I was trying to go through @eteinindia (Mariko's) postings, because I thought I remembered some years that she said were very early, but after she explained that some stats were for the date of the first five flowers, it seemed that I was going to be getting confused about what I was reading and I gave up.
     
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    I wonder if the stats have been manipulated to create a scare story on climate change. It happens all too often these days. Your figures Wendy seem quite conclusive. Definatly not the earliest even this century.
     
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    Here's the plot of 'Yoshino' cherry dates at Kyoto from the BBC website. What's really interesting is that while the earliest dates haven't changed a lot - the new record is only a day earlier than the previous record set in 1409 - the late dates have completely gone in the last few decades. Nothing after 10 April in the last 10-15 years; nothing after 20 April in the last 30-40 years. Source: BBC (don't know if you'll be able to see it in Canada, may be limited to UK viewing)
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    Climate change is its own scare story.
     
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    I'm sure it can be viewed worldwide. The warming begins roughly at the beginning of the industrial revolution...
     

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