Re: Kitsilano 'Okame' - two new discoveries My major excitement this afternoon was the discovery of two 'Okame', or at least one and a maybe. The first is on 2nd, just west of Maple. I was sure it was a plum (which implies that it's not as bad looking as most 'Okame' we've seen around here), but I walked over to see it because I thought all those branches jammed into the trunk looked more like what they do to cherries. Speaking of the trunk, where do they get ideas like that? I guess it's Birch Bark Cherry, though it seems a bit different to me, not only because of the luminescent green lenticels. Anyway, the rest of it looks pretty good, with only a few problem areas. Then I just went to take a picture of what I'm calling Moose on the Roof (name of a fiddle tune) at the City Farmer place on Maple between 5th and 6th ... and there, around the corner on Country Lane was the other 'Okame'. Or at least the flowers look like that cultivar. I don't know what to make of this strong and strongly upright tree shape, though. It has only a very small bit of brown rot and witches broom.