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  1. meb

    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    More Yoshino on Easter Monday

    The Chan Centre is pictured.

    They are also blooming in Nitobe and in parking lots around campus.
     

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    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Akebono not so far along as the Yoshino on campus

    St. John's College's courtyard with Akebono coming into bloom - first two photos

    The block of Akebono on Memorial Rd west of Main Mall haven't really begun. 12 plantings on the south side and 10 on the north side. The north side has some show. The future with a block of mature Akebono is nice to dream about. - last photo
     

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    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Snofozam (?) on University Blvd at Westbrook before you enter the campus.
     

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    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Shirotae on campus are just coming into bloom in sunny locations.

    Fraser parkade - one tree in bloom on north side but the south side trees are not there yet.

    6221 University Blvd - one tree in bloom and the other just starting. Pictured
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The 'Tai Haku' outside UBC Botanical Garden still have their baby shape, but they're much larger than last year and are looking splendid - in full bloom now.
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    We don't know who put the St John's College marker on the festival map, but thank you whoever it was - the trees are in an enclosed garden area behind the buildings at University off Lower Mall. The building on Lower Mall that backs onto this garden has three young 'Akebono' at the entrance.
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    Lower Mall 'Somei-yoshino' are at peak bloom. This may be your last chance to see the display looking like this - I have no idea how many trees are slated to come down.
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    The 'Shirotae' at the Fraser Parkade that Mary Ellen said were not in bloom last week are all in bloom now. There are better photos in this thread than this one taken from my car.
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    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Shirotae are in bloom all over the campus. In addition to Wendy's posting about the Fraser Parkade, there are shirotae on 6145 Student Union Blvd next to the Hillel Building at another parkade.

    In the second picture, the shirotae at 6221 Univ Blvd are now in bloom.

    Finally picture from Regent College at Univ Blvd and Westbrook. There are dozens of shirotae in bloom on three sides of the college. 38 trees on Westbrook, 42 on the east side of the building (part of them on another parking lot) and several on Univ Blvd. There is a development permit in progress to enlarge the College building. Any impact predicted?
     

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    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Nitobe Garden -

    Somei-yoshino still looking lovely from afar.

    Taki-nioi to the right of the entrance and in the sun is in bloom. The larger ones to the left of the entrance show no signs of blooming yet.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Mary Ellen, the second and third photos, is that the delicate tree that hangs over the pond? That's the one we've been calling 'Ojochin', though I think that name has been under discussion for a while. There's only one 'Taki-nioi', and it's a very fragrant one to the left of the entrance, seen in posting #78.

    I may have to give up the Umbrella Dance downtown to see that tree on Saturday after Douglas Justice''s morning Tree Talk and Walk at UBC and Bill Stephen's afternoon Tree Talk and Walk in Stanley Park.
     
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    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Yes, that tree is the one that hangs over the pond. I had written it down as taki-nioi a number of years ago. Thanks for bringing me up to date.
     
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    April 26th - a glorious day at Nitobe with four kinds of cherries in bloom, the many s hades of green in the garden and the serenity.

    I've just put a series of pictures in this order - 'Taki-nioi', 'Kanzan', 'Shogetsu', and the one 'Shiro-fugen' in bloom (3 others just starting). Ending with a view of the greens in the garden.
     

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    There are a number of what look to be cherry blossom trees that aren't on our map that have actually bloomed already behind UBC's Asian Centre. I was exploring the area with a friend yesterday and we discovered the cherry blossoms walking around there. They were drooped a bit, probably a result of the awkward preciptation of late, but seemed to be well on their way. I'll be putting up some pics of these later :)

    Probably going to be a lot more contribution from me this season by the way... I live in Burnaby now, very close to that really good spot at Kingsway & Nelson I posted last year.
     
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    Cherries are flowering around the south side of campus.
    Akebono at the entrance to Totem Park, Thunderbird BLVD and West Mall (ID2517)
    Akebono on Thunderbird Boulevard, in Jim Taylor Park and on the north side of the road (ID2516)
    Two large old trees on Thunderbird Boulevard beside Doug Mitchell Sports Centre, opposite entrance to parkade (ID2518)
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Janet's photos were from March 28. The still fabulous 'Somei-yoshino' were totally in bloom today, April 1. The block is still peppered with young 'Akebono' (pictured in previous years).
     

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    There are quite a lot of blossoms now between Chan Centre and Westbrook mall including what appears to be a grove of recently planted Akebono's. These hold future promise but there are some older trees on Walter Gage road that look great now. Tried a photo but no luck with the low battery.
     
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    8 Shirotae at Ubc

    8 mature beautiful Shirotae near Thunderbird blvd and Larkin Dr
     

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    Marine Drive, Shirotae and Ukon

    10 Shirotae and 1 Ukon cherries on Marine Dr. between 16Ave and Wesbrook Mall
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    4 Shirotae trees on 16 Ave close to Wesbrook Mall intersection
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The 'Taki-nioi' is open at Nitobe Memorial Garden. The festival director sent me this photo taken by her friend Genevieve Lemarchand.
     

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    Old Library at UBC.
    This Shirofugen cherry is hidden and covered with other trees and plants around, impossible to take good
    picture of a very old mature tree, but this tree is remarkable.
     

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    Now done but many plum trees in the area are blooming with other trees budding.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The 'Somei-yoshino' trees are looking beautiful on Lower Mall, in spite of some having been removed for construction. It's pretty clear where the in-fill 'Akebono' trees, that were thought to be the same cultivar, are just starting to open. Plant Ops didn't act on our suggestion to replace them with the same trees as the rest of the street.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    UBC Botanical Garden has three new 'Whitcomb' cherries on the lawn near the parking area. Douglas Justice took the cuttings himself. This cultivar is well past peak bloom now, but still has a lot a flowers. The thing is, on the trees around town, the flowers have mostly faded to white, so when people see them, they think they must be something else. But Janet Gabites, who was with me, fell for that in Dunbar last week and was not fooled for a minute with these.
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    Also at UBCBG is this group of three Prunus sargentii, what we are calling o-yama-zakura.
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    Taki-nioi at Nitobe Garden UBC
     

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