Monthly Archives: April 2021

Canada’s History Magazine Features Legacy of Trees

The April/May 2021 issue of Canada’s History features a description of Legacy of Trees on page 61 in the book section. This magazine began life a hundred years ago as The Beaver: A Journal of Progress. It is created by Canada’s History Society and supported by the Hudson’s Bay Company History Foundation.

The half page on Legacy of Trees is titled “Vibrant Forest” and displays two black-and-white photographs from Stanley Park’s early days: the one is read more

Creating a Cherry Blossom Walk and Talk

I met up with Keith Blackmore and Kuni Iwato beside a row of young, blooming Prunus ‘Akebono’ trees on Lagoon Drive, south of Stanley Park, early on Thursday, April 8. We had a four-location agenda to film cherry blossoms that morning.

Prunus ‘Akebono’ blooming on Lagoon Drive

It all began this way. Wendy Cutler, Cherry Scout Coordinator with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF), emailed me with a question. “Do you want to be filmed doing a Stanley Park cherry walk?” She provided more details about Keith–he’s read more