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Cherry blossom season has begun!   Whitcomb cherry trees started blooming early in Vancouver thanks to a warm winter.

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I went to investigate a pink blooming tree located at 1910 Holdom (corner Buchanan) in Burnaby, 4 minutes from the Holdom skytrain station.

As I approached the tree, I noticed the horizontal bars (called lenticels) on the trunk, which was one clue that this was indeed a cherry tree and not a plum tree  (the trunk of plum trees is darker and doesn’t have horizontal bars).

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The Whitcomb cherry blossoms are dark pink.  They just started to open!

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With a good zoom, you’ll be able to take nice shots.

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Unfortunately, there’s an electrical pole next to the tree, which means  electric wires overhead.

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There are plenty of buds. This tree will be blooming for at least another week.

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The branch is not even full. You can expect more blossoms.

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It’s nice to see some sunshine in Vancouver.

Check out the Whitcomb cherry trees in your area  using the VCBF Neighborhood map.