West Point Grey

Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by Anne Eng, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. tknd

    tknd Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    [9th & Sasamat]
    This block's west half is lined with 5 'Shirotae' trees.
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    [9th & Trimble]
    The east half of the block has 'Kanzan' on both sides.
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  2. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    That 6th photo with all that green! One year I tried to make sense of the trees on that street - I wondered if some trees had flowers more green than others, and maybe a few 'Gyoiko' had got mixed in, but I couldn't find any consistency to what was going on.

    I agree with the IDs in posting 100.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    For instance see posting #85 in this thread. That tree is the third from the west end of the block. I edited two photos to enhance the green the way I think the people who post 'Gyoiko' photos are doing. Even the unedited versions though do seem to fit Kuitert's (see original posting) description for 'Gyoiko'.
    Then I went to 1st and Macdonald (this was in 2021), a group of trees never really having been accused of being 'Gyoiko'. Here are two photos from then. Looking at the first photo, I said to myself - right, I can see the difference here, definitely 'Ukon'. But then I edited another photo, same tree. Same story?
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  4. Lisa L

    Lisa L Well-Known Member

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    Tai Haku, the Great White Cherry. Blooming already in the meridian 16th ave and Highbury. My old notes show it bloomed April 11 2022. Very large white flower, ragged petals, 5 narrow purplish red sepals and bronzy new growth... The original posting of this tree in 2008 was taken from the same location...you see the same house in the background. In that post it was blooming April 18 2008. .....Climate change ???
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  5. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    It's a good thing our one 'Atsumori' has multiple trunks so it can start new flower clusters, because its canopy has been getting skimpier every year.
    Compare its current look with three years ago at #77. Approaching full bloom at April 6, 2024. Last photo of the downy pedicels.

    At the back of Lord Byng Secondary, on the south side of W. 14th, west of Wallace.

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  6. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Fronting Lord Byng Secondary, the 'Tai-haku' trees along W. 16th's median strip, west of Wallace, are in full bloom at April 6, 2024.

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