West Point Grey

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  1. Lisa L

    Lisa L Active Member

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    i've noticed these 2 trees for a few years now and still have not figured out who they are. spindly trees in the parking median at Spanish Banks East. single pink or maybe more white

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    'Tai-haku' in the median of 16th between Dunbar and Crown are in bloom.
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    another day another cherry. This one overhangs the bike path between Locarno and Jericho. The sepals are not recurved so not a sweet cherry. looks similar to the one at spanish east.

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Also hairy stems. Looks like 'Somei-yoshino' to me.
     
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    oh good, i was kind of thinking they might be that. There was that red stain at the base...
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Well, that unfortunately is not useful for ID - they all do that as they senesce.
     
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    One 'Kanzan' at Jean Beaty Park. Quintessential.

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    Nice to come across these Akebono cherry trees on Sasamat between 16th and 14th. Thanks WCutler for helping me identify them.
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    Tai-haku on the centre meridian at W. 16th and Highbury is in full bloom at April 10, 2020.
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    Just a little west of Highbury, on the centre meridian of W. 16th, Mikuruma-gaeshi is starting its bloom, April 10, 2020, accompanied by Tai-haku.
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    Tai-haku on the centre meridian at W. 16th, near the Wallace street end is in full bloom and overshadows the Akebono sapling (last photo) behind it at April 10, 2020.
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    Atsumori in bloom on south side W. 14, west of Wallace at April 11, 2020.
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    Huge Akebono finishing its bloom in yard on south side W7th, west of Blanca at April 11, 2020.
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    This is a group of 'Shiro-fugen' at Spanish East concession stand. I think there were 3. Further along on our bike ride yesterday. you can see the bronze new growth, the 2 phylloid pistils (elephant trunks) and the bright red bracteoles at the base of the flower stems. The last shot is a bit out of focus, i was trying to get both the beach and the cherry in focus in the same shot, but not quite successful....I'm not sure if this should be in UBC or West point grey......the concession stand I think is on the border!
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Ian Cumming sent these photos of the row of 'Kanzan' on West 10th from Tolmie to Discovery. These were put on our map one year by an unknown person - Ian noted that the marker needs a photo. Thanks, Ian.
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    The 2 'Shirofugen" on the beach just west of the Jericho Sailing Centre.....lots of bird activity too there today. Pelagic cormorants in their beautiful breeding plumage, iridescent green neck and red beak. 3 terns....I think Caspian, big orange beaks, black heads diving into the water and a couple of huge flocks of black headed gulls. Not sure if they were Bonopartes or Little gulls. They seemed to have a lot of black on the head and reddish legs.....anyways fun to watch their antics flying close to the water as the tide came in this afternoon. Back to the Cherries. I love the way these 2 are persevering in the sand, it reminds me of those tropical trees you see on the beaches in Mexico or Cuba.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Ian Cumming has sent along this photo from 12th Avenue east of Discovery, a festival favourite location.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Janice Lin, of the Green Club of BC, has sent along photos taken by Gako Lin at 7th and Trimble, trees that her scouts have been looking at wondering if they are 'Gyoiko' because there is so much green in the flowers. I made up the date of these when I named them to post them - presumably they were taken in the last day or so.

    While I have to say that all that green is very impressive, and the photos look remarkably like the 'Gyoiko' photos I posted in the West End thread, I'm looking at the photo I took when I found these ten years ago, see the blossom photo at posting #20. There is no green in that photo, nothing to suggest that these would be anything other than 'Ukon'. That photo was even taken past peak bloom, when the green colour would have developed if it was going to.
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    I suppose it could be that there is a 'Gyoiko' in that block, or more than one, and 10 years ago, I photographed an 'Ukon' on that block. Maybe your scouts would like to go back and check out every tree to see if they look all the same. And then do it next year at peak bloom.
     
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