It was a gorgeous day for our Stanley Park Tree Talk and Walk.
About 35 people attended the tour lead by Bill Stephen (Park Board Superintendent of Urban Forestry) for a history of the park and a closer look at the cherry trees.
Akebono cherry petals were falling: at the slightest breeze, we were showered with petals. It was magical.
The Akebono blossoms (nearing the end of season) were totally white, luminescent.
Cherry Scout Wendy Cutler was wearing her blossom shoes for the occasion.
Between the rose garden and the pavilion, we stopped to see a small Takasago (hidden by other trees) on a trail.
Along the way, Bill talked about other types of trees in Stanley Park like the sycamores and Douglas firs.
The white Shirotae leading to the Japanese memorial were in full bloom.
At the Japanese memorial, we concluded our walk with the Ojochin cherry tree (also in full bloom). You could see copper leaves coming out.
Cherry petals are falling fast in Stanley Park (that’s why we had to reschedule the walk for today so people would get a chance to see the blossoms). Visit within the next 2 days to be showered with petals.
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