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  1. Willard

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    This is bad.
    'Kanzan' tree house on Island View Dr and Oceanview Dr.
    What were they thinking? That poor tree.

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    Went for a drive yesterday with my neighbour Joy.
    I am trying to recruit another scout on Sunshine Coast.

    She spotted this ‘Whitcomb’ on Wharf Rd at Thompson Rd in Langdale.

    Actually there are six ‘’Whitcomb’ planted at this location, but this was the one very near the street. Other five are clearly on private property.

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    Joy thinks cherry scouting is great fun, and so do I.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I think CLEARLY on private property counts. Hidden on private property is more questionable.
     
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    ‘Whitcomb’ still blooming in the ghost town of Gibsons.

    No traffic here, either.
     
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    Looks like I will miss all the VCBF this year.

    Fortunately there are cherry blossoms here on Sunshine Coast too.

    Spotted this big old ‘Beni-shidare’ in Sechelt today.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    You just posted a 'Whitcomb' still in bloom, whereas ours in the West End are way finished, yet your 'Beni-shidare' is at the same stage as ours. I don't know why I ever thought I could figure out blooming dates for all these cultivars in all these areas. Clearly guessing isn't going to get me near the right dates. Good thing no-one this year is asking us for the dates when they should visit to see the trees in bloom.
     
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    A good-looking ‘Whitcomb’ at the Parks Yard on School Rd in Gibsons.
    I was especially taken by the rootstock.

    It’s behind a chain link fence, which is good for the tree but not photography.


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    My neighbour Joy spotted this ito-zakura on one of her physical-distancing walks around the block.

    Only the trees in Gibsons get haircuts. The rest of us will have to wait.



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    Here's another tree spotted by Joy. 'Beni-shidare'
    And another bad haircut in Gibsons.

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    'Akebono' at the RCMP headquarters in Sechelt. No haircuts here.

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    Highway 101 on Sunshine Coast. 'Akebono' in full bloom now at Sechelt Visitor Centre.

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    A pair of mature 'Beni-shidare' on Lower Road in Roberts Creek.

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    Highlight of my day. Spotted a ‘Snofozam’ in Roberts Creek. Probably the only one on the entire Sunshine Coast.

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    A few young ‘Akebono’ on Highway 101 at Inlet Ave in Sechelt. Rootstocks are all exactly 6 feet tall and very uniform.
    Teutonic precision.

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    ‘Akebono’ somewhere on the Sunshine Coast.

    Stay safe everyone.
     
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    An uncommon pair at Langdale - 'Beni-shidare' and ito-zakura.
    Nice to see.

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    A pair of ‘Akenono’ At Sunnycrest Mall with the famous Gibsons haircuts.
     
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    This ‘Akebono’ on Oceanmount Blvd in Gibsons received a very bad haircut today.
     
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    Stay safe everyone.
     
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    Another ‘coif’ in Gibsons. This ‘Kanzan’ looks good to me.
     
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    How does this happen?
     
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    The 'Kanzan''s (how do you write that?) last hurrah. You could stand there and watch the sweet cherry rootstock swallow up the last of it.
     

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