Birthday Blossoms for Vancouver 125

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is coming up this spring and in celebration of the city’s 125th anniversary, they are encouraging residents to plant cherry tree. 3,000 Birthday Blossom trees are available for purchase before March 29, 2011 for $40. Proceeds will help support the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, “a charitable non-profit society dedicated to the education, celebration and preservation of the 38,000 cherry trees that help make our city unique, attracting admirers from around the world.”

Cherry Blossoms at Stanley Park
Photo credit: [kam]on Flickr
Cherry blossoms in Stanley Park
Photo credit: Jeffery Simpson on Flickr
Cherry Blossoms - Marpole
Photo credit: [kam]on Flickr
Cherry Blossoms, Arbutus Ridge Vancouver
Photo credit:popejon2 on Flickr

The goal is to have 40,000 cherry trees in Vancouver, brightening up private properties, school grounds, and company lawns. While they are currently sold out of Pendula, they still have supplies of Kanzan and Akebono trees. More information include payment details, pick-up locations, and planting tips can be found via the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.

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  1. CaioThursday, January 27th, 2011 — 11:20pm PST

    Vancouver just get prettier with the Cherry Blossom

  2. CaioThursday, January 27th, 2011 — 11:20pm PST

    Vancouver just get prettier with the Cherry Blossom

  3. LucieFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 9:36pm PST

    Thanks for the tip! I just bought myself a tree for the backyard.

  4. LindsayMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 1:50pm PST

    MUST remember to go to this this year! Every year I say I am going to….arrrgh. 🙂

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