How nice to read Douglas Justice's October 2020 in the Garden - UBC Botanical Garden blog, and then do the Greenheart TreeWalk with his descriptions in mind. My aim for today was to see the Bretschneidera sinensis. From the photo in the blog, I was expecting to see a bare pole with a few branches at the very top, but there are lots of branches now and it looks like a normal tree. The first photo was taken from the first platform past the tower, and the second one from the ground. Ohana, who was working the entrance to the tree walk, told me that in the winter this tree loses not only leaves but also the branches - she said last year there were three branches remaining. Douglas says in the blog that flowers are due in a decade or so. I will have to content myself with looking at his excellent photos of ones he saw in Vietnam- see the Botany Photo of the Day at Bretschneidera sinensis, which is a very good read, and I definitely recommend following the link there to his 2017 trip blog.