Kerrisdale

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    My favourite 'Yae-beni-shidare' trees on 45th west of Mackenzie are in bloom now. The one that is more accessible is a particularly nice tree, either low-grafted or not grafted.
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  2. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Pretty group - three 'Akebono' trees at Maple Grove Park, easily visible as you drive by on Marine Drive.
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    These 'Akebono' are on Beechwood, south from the 'Somei-yoshino' in a posting one or two back. This is the street looking north from 53rd.
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    'Washi-no-o' showing signs of red-eye, but still worth a look. At Balsam and 47th.
    Petals are noticeably fringed.

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  4. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Active Member 10 Years

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    Four O-yama-zakura trees past peak bloom on south side of W. 47th, east of East Boulevard on April 14, 2o18:

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    Compare with the single O-yama-zakura at Lord Strathcona Elementary:

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    And at Queen Elizabeth Park:

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Grr! I should take these people to court. Why top-prune these trees? The trolley lines? The view? There are neither. These were the.most.beautiful 'Pandora' cherry trees. Now I think I should remove them from the festival favourites list. I can't even.
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    Now for better news. The 'Beni-shidare' on West Blvd. at 54th is looking its usual stunning self. This is the time to go see it.
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    Revisited an old friend at Beechwood and 51St. Grand old 'Somei-yoshino'. Bigger than the house!

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here is a blossom photo for this. Oh, and I like the trunk too.
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  8. Anne Eng

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    Shogetsu moonlight in Kerrisdale, full bloom on April 26, 2019 at west side of Yew/W. 44 Avenue.

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    The area of West 43rd and Yew Street, near the Kerrisdale Community Centre, is particularly nice right now for looking—and studying. The Shirofugen trees are in peak bloom.
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    The Ukons lining W. 43rd are growing their red eyes.
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    One block away on Yew at W. 44th is a splendid Shogetsu, as per previous post.

    And if you must have them, there are plenty of Kanzans around too.
     
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    Four 'Pandora' at 6757 Arbutus St lit up with lights at 7:30pm

    The 'Beni-shidare' on West Blvd. at 54th at sunset
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Wow. I am so surprised, and not only because this is your first posting and you've got the ID of the trees and wrote the names correctly and everything(!), but those 'Pandora' looked so terrible last year after they were pruned, I was sure they were ruined, see posting #130. And a friend and I always made sure to drive past that 'Beni-shidare' every week, but now our weekly rehearsals are off so I don't see that tree. Thank you for posting these. And welcome - you are now an official Cherry Scout.
     
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    The Washi-no-o tree on the NW corner of Balsam and W.47th has started its bloom on April 1, 2020 ahead of the one at W. 38th and Dunbar and the trees in Renfrew-Collingwood, which are all only in bud.
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    First time I’ve seen ‘Pandora’ lit up.
    Wish I could be there.
    Thanks for posting.
     
  14. Ryan P

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    50th west of Marine Crescent is magical right now.

    In one photo the 'Accolade' is the on left and 'Akebono' is on the on right.

    In the 2nd photo the 'Akebono' is in the foreground. You can see the signature 5 petals.
     

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    Washi-no-o is in full bloom on the NW corner of Balsam and W.47th at April 5, 2020. Flowers are high up , but from the three blossom drops, you can see the ragged petal edges, the "eagle's tail".
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    The Tai-Haku line on west side Balsam, from W. 41st southward, is in full bloom April 5, 2020.
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    The two Snow Goose on the east side of McCleery, north of W. 49th are finishing their bloom at April 9, 2020.
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    Beni-shidare still hanging around on the south side W. 49, south of McCleery, at April 9, 2020.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    No fooling! Those folks are brave. Is "brave" the right word?
     
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    Mikuruma-gaeshi just past peak bloom at 3111 W. 43 (north side, west of Carnarvon) on April 12, 2020.
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    The four O-yama-zakura trees on north side of W. 47th, west of Maple are past peak bloom at April 12, 2020.
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    There is a listing of heritage trees on page 37 of a document (https://guidelines.vancouver.ca/policy-vancouver-heritage-register.pdf ) along with heritage buildings and monuments. The only cherry tree worthy of heritage protection is in Kerrisdale at 2011 W. 48th and its variety is shown as unknown. It is not in our listings here though and would be nearby the four O-yama-zakura trees. Thoughts?
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I'm pretty sure those o-yama-zakura are not the heritage trees. I would expect they had the address correct and the tree isn't there any more. I'm not seeing any good candidates in google street view. The house at that address is probably younger than the document.
     
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    I just went by that address and do not see any heritage looking tree. There is a tree stump in the front yard :o


     

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    Might be a story on this somewhere. Heritage trees are supposed to be protected unless I suppose they were diagnosed by a tree expert as needing to be taken down in which case there should be removal permit at the city. Oh well, so much for that heritage asset listing.
     

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