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Whitcomb cherry trees at Nicola and Pendrell

You can always count on the Whitcomb cherry trees located at Nicola and Pendrell to announce the beginning of the Vancouver cherry blossom season: they’re the first cherry trees to bloom in the city.

Whitcomb cherry trees on Nicola and Pendrell

The Whitcomb cherry blossoms are currently 40% open and worth a visit if you’re in the Vancouver West-End area.

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Due to the presence of many electrical wires, you’ll need to zoom to get good pictures.

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Don’t forget to look at your feet: the fallen blossoms can make good photos too.

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Use the VCBF neighbourhood map to locate Whitcomb cherry trees in your area.

Happy cherry blossom viewing!

 

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Whitcomb Cherry Petals are falling at Tea Swamp Park (Sofia/15th ave.)

I visited Tea Swamp Park (Sofia/15th ave.) to see the shower of petals coming from the Whitcomb cherry trees.

Whitcombs cherry trees are the first cherry trees to bloom in Vancouver, so they’re the first cherry trees to lose their petals.

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Although you expect it, it’s always kind of sad to see the petals falling.

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Hurry up and visit within the next 2-3 days. Whitcomb petals are falling quickly! Find a location near you using the VCBF Neighborhood map.

 

Photos: Jessica Tremblay

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Whitcomb Cherry Blossoms (Ayshire Drive)

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I went back to Ayshire Drive in North Burnaby. Whitcomb cherry blossoms are now fully open and look beautiful, even in the rain.

What a difference a couple of weeks can make! Here’s a photo from my visit of February 20 2016 and of today March 2 2016:

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February 20, 2016 (Ayshire Drive)

 

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March 2 2016 (Ayshire Drive)

 

 

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Whitcomb cherry trees at McSpadden Park

The Whitcomb cherry trees are blooming nicely at McSpadden Park (5th and Victoria Drive). There are about 12 trees.  Use the VCBF neighborhood map to find Whitcomb trees in your neighborhood.

 

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Whitcomb cherry blossoms at Ayshire Drive (Burnaby)

There are 17 Whitcomb cherry trees in bloom at at the corner Ayshire Drive and Aubrey in North Burnaby. These pictures were taken about one hour before sunset. Use the VCBF neighborhood map to find Whitcomb trees in your neighborhood.

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Whitcomb cherry trees in a park (Nicola/Pendrell)

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There are four Whitcomb cherry trees in full bloom in a small park located on Nicola (corner of Pendrell) in the West-End of Vancouver.

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Little birds are playing in the Whitcomb cherry blossoms, which makes it a really fun location.

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The blossoms are located high up in the trees: you’ll need a good zoom on your camera.

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Petals are already falling, so hurry up to see these beautiful cherry trees!

 

Find more Whitcomb cherry trees in your neighboorhood.