Riley Park

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  1. Laura Blumenthal

    Laura Blumenthal Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    OK, well here are the photos again with the correct names.
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    Laura Blumenthal Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Here’s a bit of clarification about the trees in Riley Park (which is a park in the Riley Park neighbourhood). There are in fact two ‘Umineko’ and also one young ‘Akebono’ (done). The location shown on the map is not quite right. Here’s an annotated map for clarification:
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks. How are the marker location and map text now? You can query by ID 1540.
     
  5. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    The avium 'Plena' trees running a block on the north side of W. 29th, from Yukon to Cambie, are in full bloom at April 28, 2023.

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  6. Willard

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    Another illuminating walk and talk with Egan Davis last night - an evening stroll at Mountain View Cemetery.
    Egan shared his passion for trees with us, emphasizing their form, structure and growth habit. The trees’ silhouettes were beautiful against the twilight sky. And it was warm, too.

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    ‘Kanzan’ blooming now, ‘Shirofugen’ to follow in a week or so.
     
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    Lovely eve walk in Mountain view Cemetery on Saturday with Egan and the Tree Talks and Walks. We got a better appreciation for looking at trees at a distance and in profile! Thanks Egan. On our ride home we had to stop to take this quick pic of Shirotae. Illuminated with bike lights! You could Smell the almond scent too.
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    We need to do a "moonlight on pine" shot one day with the moonlight on Shogetsu :)
     
  9. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    It's missed the usual 'Somei-Yoshino' blooming time, but it will comfort Lisa to know that her grande dame did finally put out some flowers between April 21st and now, and has managed to finish a brief, belated season at May , 2023.

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  10. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    The three trees of 'Kiku-zakura' near the Duck Pond area of Queen Elizabeth Park are putting out their carnation-like crimson buds at May 1, 2023.
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    Monitor your visits, as the one tree on the right has a few shoots with white blooms that are clearly not the Chrysanthemum Cherry.
     
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    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    The 'Ukon' trees in their grove by the fence in the Pitch and Putt golf course of Queen Elizabeth Park (south side 33rd, west of Ontario) are in full bloom at May 1, 2023.

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    Two of the trees are outside the fence, one with a low hanging branch for very accessible photo shots. Some of the blossoms appear to have more of a creamy white than a yellowish tone. The staminodes adding to their petal count and their red floral bracts are very visible.

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    A bit tricky to find, if your sense of direction is not great, as car, bike and transit access is very indirect and there is a lot of foliage around. But with a successful scouting, you'll share the same sensation of accomplishment of the 18th century plant explorers. Hint: stick close to the fence.
     
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    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    'Mikuruma-gaeshi' (on the south side of W. 37th, west of Alberta) is finishing its bloom at May 1, 2023.

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    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    The two young 'Shogetsu' trees to the north of the W. 33rd/Cambie parking lot at Queen Elizabeth Park are just starting their bloom at May 3, 2023. Which gives the opportunity of getting a shot of the "squarish" buds in the last photo.

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    Laura Blumenthal Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    'Shirofugen trees' showing red phosphorescent centres on the Hillcrest Bike Route, photos taken on May 7th:
    At 30th & Sophia:
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    And at 31st & Prince Edward:
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    Great foliage November 5 at Mountain View Cemetery.
     
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    Hello Willard - more beautiful photos from you - which type of tree is in your autumn foliage photos ?

    Kanzan is usually upright tall structure, yes?

    are these the shirofugen (like at Horseshoe Bay ferry ticket booth, blue bus 257, West Vancouver BC - please correct me, I am learning slowly :)
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Georgia, (almost) all the cherry scout postings have the tree name in the photo name, including these. The Willard named the first 'Shiro-fugen', second 'Kanzan'.
    I know it's harder on a phone to see the photo names. Egan did talk about how 'Shiro-fugen' limbs and branches stretch out more straight, and 'Kanzan' limbs and branches are more weepy, particularly on older trees. I'm not very confident about figuring that out this time of year.
     
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    This Somei-yoshino in QE park was dead and was removed , too sad.
     

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    Janice, thanks for posting this! I'm going to give the posting a like, but that doesn't mean I like the sad news. We knew it was coming anyway.
    Nice colour on the 'Akebono' trees.
     

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