Sunshine Coast/Gulf Islands

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  1. Georgia Strait

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    @Willard
    I will go look - thank you for that tip
     
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    One ‘Shiro-fugen’ on Franklin at Gower Pt Rd and two more on Franklin and Cochrane

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    Pair of 'Shiro-fugen' at Franklin and Cochrane.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Willard has put markers on the map for all the postings, and I have redone the listing, as a pdf file. I didn't see a way to do a title. Those blooming dates are pretty approximate, by which I mean I looked at them only occasionally and mostly used the same dates for everywhere.
     

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    Pink snow.

     
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    Cute little petal duckling “Mallard”

    I have not seen any nesting adjacent to ditches around here this year - often the male & female are very protective - startled me a few times walking / cycling
     
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    The pair of 'Shiro-fugen' at Franklin and Cochrane are going out with a Big Last Hurrah.

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    20210510 FranklinCochrane Shiro-fugen Willard IMG_0716.jpg
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Yes, that trunk is punching above it's weight. Huge wingspan on that tree, and the trunk has a big scar on it from a missing limb.
     
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    Yes those are stunning today too
    Bravo bravo

    I believe the large plantings would have been approx 15 yr ago and specified by prof landscape architect Ms Judith Reeves

    I cringed when I saw a similar tree up on Franklin nr Gower with IVY growing up the trunk - argh!
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Did you see Mariko's posting that included photos before and after of a 'Somei-yoshino' that broke in half at Koishikawa Botanical Garden? Zoom in on the 2021 photo.
     
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    All green leaves still
    Some at the Super Valu mall are turning orange leaves

    @Willard - thé photo attached is at the back entrance to Super Valu store —- I think it was a multi pink / white blossom branch tree in spring 2021

    And the fuzzy green top is the result of the infamous (cringe) Gibsons Haircut

    I can’t find a bloom photo of this tree

    Maybe you have one?
     

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    Yes, I do. See posting from April 19, 2019.
     
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    Yes indeed —- I do not know how to link to a specific post so I just took a screenshot

    I was recently at a meeting where person with a truck and power tools was talking about « rounding everything off «

    Regardless of bloom old or new wood etc

    Incl J Maples and rhodos

    Scary stuff!

    Etc

    Here is @Willard 2019 spring BLOSSOM (root stock and graft) photo screen image and a recent sprouting green leafy photo just for interest
     

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