This group of trees with lemon-yellow-coloured new leaves in front of a downtown condo building was so striking on a fairly grey day. I wonder if I'm just not recognizing something very common, without any flowers or even flower buds to go on. I don't even know if this is a healthy spring colour, or if the leaves will turn green. Google street view was done in the winter: 811 Helmcken St - Google Maps. The leaves feel very soft, but they are not hairy.