First posting in 2008 Here's a pre-season report from the semi-tropical west end. Autumnalis Rosea trees have been quite properly covered with their very subtle blossoms since November. Prime locations are 1000 block Pacific, Thurlow lane between Burnaby and Harwood, and Nicola mini-park north of Davie. There have also been scattered blooms on Whitcomb and Accolade trees since at least December. If you're standing under them, the blossoms are easy to see, but if you drive by, there's no splash of colour yet to catch your attention. Whitcombs are at Nicola mini-park, 1200 block Nelson, and this one at the Aquatic Centre. Accolades are at Chilco minipark at Comox, and two at the Aquatic Centre next to the Whitcomb.