Victoria may lose cherry blossoms as city pushes ahead with tree management plan

Discussion in 'Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival' started by Junglekeeper, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Contributor 10 Years

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    I hope there are no such plans in Vancouver.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It's a little strange, this statement:
    Some of our cherries seem to look a little better in warmer years.
     
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    Margot Well-Known Member

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    As I understand it, climate change isn't about short term weather - warmer years or cooler years - but fundamental changes in weather patterns. Here on the west coast of BC, it seems that the biggest effect of climate change so far has been the quantity of rainfall together with the frequency of rainfall. One of the most noticeable victims of the lack of sufficient water are the native red cedars, Thuja plicata which can be seen dying in many areas. Likewise, it is not surprising to see many street trees besides cherry trees under stress or dying during prolonged dry spells.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It depends when the dry spells come. In Japan, where so many of these cherries are from, it's dryer in the winter and more wet in summer. Our problem with those trees here is that it's wetter in the winter when it's cold, so the water doesn't evaporate as quickly, and it's dry here in the summer when they would like some water.
     
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