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  1. VeronicaZhou

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    'Washi-no-no' in Queen's Park on April 18. Flowers were turning pink.
    This one is close to the Rainbow Playland inside the park. There are two not far from each other.
     
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  2. tknd

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    [Kwantlen Ct off of Richmond St]
    The whole cul-de-sac is lined with about a dozen Akebono trees. (Thanks Wendy, for identifying.)
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    This is an image taken from an aerial video to thank the health workers during the stay-home period.
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    I am posting photos from April 2020 to create a link for the map.

    {UPDATED} - Photos from April 03, 2022
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  3. Acerholic

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks for doing the map entry too, @tknd. They're 'Akebono'.
     
  5. tknd

    tknd Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    [Jamieson Ct off of Richmond Street]
    Akebono on both sides of the street.
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    Washi-no-o(?) at the end of the street.
    {UPDATE} This is Shirotae.
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  6. tknd

    tknd Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Akebono
    [Blair Ave between Hospital St & Sherbrooke St]
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    Akebono
    [Blair Ave near E8th Ave, in front of Buchanan Lodge]
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The one at the end of the street is 'Shirotae', more petals than 'Washi-no-o', but sometimes fragrant.
    The rest look like 'Akebono'.
     
  8. tknd

    tknd Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    [5th Ave & 1st St]
    Akebono and a few other cherry trees cover a few blocks of the narrow street.

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    Beni-shidare(?)
    [214 5th Ave]
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yes. Nice raindrops.
     
  10. tknd

    tknd Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    [3rd St & Queens Ave]
    Cherry trees all along the street from Royal Ave to around 6th Ave. Very nice atmosphere with the heritage/character houses in this area.
    {UPDATE} The one in the foreground of the 2nd photo seems to be a plum tree, as pointed out by Wendy.
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    Shidare-zakura
    [221 3rd Ave]
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    [Queens Park Baseball Field] - You have to access it from inside the park.
    The baseball field is surrounded by about a dozen cherry trees.
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    [Granville St between Vancouver St & Royal Ave.- adjacent to Queens Park]
    3 Washi-no-o are there as described on the map, ID 1880.
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  12. tknd

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    Rancho
    [7th Ave between 1st Street & Colbourne St]
    At a glance, the left side trees look blown by the wind. My guess is that they were pruned to avoid the power lines.
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    Second photo looks like plums. I agree on the nice atmosphere.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Shirley Willard and I revisited the Fraser Cemetery, which we have not seen since 2019. I'm expecting Shirley to do the major posting here, but I bagged two more trees for the Magical two-tone trees | UBC Botanical Garden Forums thread, and it doesn't seem right to not post at least a couple of photos showing what is really so spectacular about this place. One of these includes a view of the Port Mann Bridge over the Fraser River.
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    This is a particularly good-looking example of the 'Kanzan'-avium ilk.
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    And here is a young wanna-be nearby, just learning the ropes.
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    Beautiful ‘Kanzan’ in full bloom in the Glenbrooke North district of New Westminster.

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    How can one resist the two young entrepreneurs?



    Thanks for the lemonade Wendy…and another great day of power cherry scouting.
     
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    Also in the Glenbrooke North district, Wendy and I spontaneously spotted this pair of ‘Yae-beni-shidare’. Well past bloom, but a last little twig confirmed the ID. Un-pruned and fountain-like.

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    Wendy is correct. Fraser Cemetery is a spectacular place. Most impressive collection of ‘Kanzan’ I have seen. It is so peaceful here, it was hard to leave.

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    Five years ago, a fan put a marker on the map for the 400 block of Fader Street. They looked like 'Kanzan' in Google Street View, so I approved the marker with the comment that we could use photos. Shirley and I went yesterday, so here are photos. Now I can make it a Festival Favourite.
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    There are also at least two big old 'Akebono' on the block.
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    And there are three or four 'Rancho'.
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    Just want to share the beauty of 'kanzan' on St Patrick St between 1st St and 3rd St.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I did not remember posting these on April 26.
    McBride Blvd has a lot of 'Kanzan' from around Blackberry drive north to 8th Avenue. They're still looking pretty good too, just starting to shed petals.
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    @Willard and I went to The Lookout at Victoria Hill, on the recommendation of @KXD. The address is 22 E. Royal Ave, but from where we parked on that street, we walked through to what Gmaps calls 21 New Royal Avenue, but the buildings say 22 E. Royal Avenue. This is a condo development on the grounds of the old Woodlands School, originally in 1873 named the Provincial Lunatic Asylum. New Royal Avenue has some lovely Betula nigra ‘Cully’ (Heritage™), but we went to see what turned out to be 18 'Shiro-fugen' planted as street trees, with two 'Kanzan' at the end of the row.
    These are 'Shiro-fugen'.
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    The first here is 'Kanzan'; second photo has 'Shiro-fugen' on the left, 'Kanzan' on the right. They look a little more similar in the photo, but in another week the 'Shiro-fugen' flowers should be pink enough, and the 'Kanzan' flowers faded enough, that you'd need a good sense of what these trees look like to notice that they're not the same.
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    At the back of these buildings are some big old red oaks, a lovely view of the Fraser River, and information about the site. I posted the oak photos at Appreciation: - Big old Quercus rubra on the old Woodlands School site | UBC Botanical Garden Forums.
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    I do enjoy it when you also add the history Wendy. Thank you.
     
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    Lots of trees to view here!! Worth its Festival Favourite designation.

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