West End / Stanley Park

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    There are still two 'Takasago' on Beach Avenue at Bidwell, of the four when I first saw them 10 years ago. The one west of this one hasn't much time left. Really, the trees look like this.
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    But it's hard to help wanting to take photos when you can find areas on them that look like this.
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    Six Shirotae and one Ukon are blooming at the Sutton Place Hotel, north of Smythe on the west side of Burrard.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Nice comparison of 'Shirotae' and 'Ukon' in the last two photos. Your photos make them look attractive, almost like a good photo op, but I'm sticking with my no-longer-favourite decision. For one thing, in that space, they could have had one beautiful low-grafted unpruned 'Shirotae', not seven or eight poorly pruned ones.
     
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    The majestic Shirotae trees at Lost Lagoon draw a crowd.
    Great attendance at Wendy Cutler's walk today.

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    Diminutive Sendai-shidare on the SW corner of Chilco and Haro. 20160227 SWChilcoHaro Sendai-shidare Willard_0504.jpg 20160327 SWChilcoHaro Sendai-shidare Willard_0505.jpg
     
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    Kanzans start to strut their stuff on Haro west of Denman.

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    Solitary Shirotae on SE corner of West End Community Centre looking good.

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    Mikuruma-gaeshi really looking like bottlebrushes. On Barclay, west of Cardero.

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    A nice pair of Mikurukma-gaeshi west of Chilco on Haro.

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    Ichiyo in full bloom in lane between Nelson and Barclay, east of Cardero.

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    Takasago looking very fine on Cardero north of Nelson.

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    20160328 JapaneseWarMemorial Ojochin Willard_0736.jpg 20160328 JapaneseWarMemorial Ojochin Willard_0738.jpg 20160328 JapaneseWarMemorial Ojojin Willard_0739.jpg 20160328 JapaneseWarMemorialPath Shirotae Willard_0717.jpg 20160328 RoseGarden Akebono Willard_0699.jpg Great walk with Bill Stephen today ...always informative and passionate about the trees in Stanley Park.
     
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    20160328 ButeNAlberni Ama-no-gawa Willard_0657.jpg The Ama-no-gawa trees at the BC Liquor Store on Bute and Alberni are looking good. Tall, slender and very upright - just like the downtown high-rises surrounding them.


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    Single large Ukon looks good in morning light. On south side of Barclay, west of Bute.

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    Kanzans looking good in morning light on Davie Street, west of Cardero.


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    Kanzans on both sides of Davie Street, east of Bidwell are blooming now.

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    Graceful pair of mature Shirofugen trees in an elegant setting at 1386 Nicola Street (Kensington Place).

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    Shirofugen trees opening up in afternoon light.
     

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    Shirofugen at the Sylvia Hotel. Lights up at night, too.

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    Gyoiko at Stanley Park Pitch and Putt are blooming now. Photos taken of the tree outside the golf course at service road. Others inside the golf course are also blooming, but not shown.

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    Twelve Shirofugen trees north of the Japanese War Memorial are blooming about 50%.
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    And the Ojochin can still attract attention, too.

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    Two new kids on the block...the skinniest Ama-no-gawa in town. On the northeast corner of Beach and Bidwell (Kensington Place)

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    Avium Plena at Sunset Beach Park, south of Beach at Jervis.

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    Shujaku at the stone bridge near lagoon in Stanley Park - still flowering...

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    Kanzan on Nelson, at Broughton.
    Time to say goodbye.

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