Cherry blossoms

  • Global contest aims to predict peak bloom dates for cherry blossoms

    Global contest aims to predict peak bloom dates for cherry blossoms

    We spoke with Dr. Elizabeth Wolkovich at UBC Faculty of Forestry and her colleagues about why the competition is significant for both researchers and citizens.

  • Cherry picking the best spots to enjoy Vancouver’s blooms

    Cherry picking the best spots to enjoy Vancouver’s blooms

    We spoke with Douglas Justice (he/him), associate director of horticulture and collections at the UBC Botanical Garden, about how the recent cold snap may affect this year’s blossoms, his favourite locations to enjoy the blooms, and how these trees have become so iconic in Vancouver.

  • Citizen scientists predict cherry blossom peak

    Citizen scientists predict cherry blossom peak

    Cherry blossoms attract huge crowds in spring, but predicting when they’re at their peak is no easy feat. In order to do that accurately, scientists look at many factors including recent local weather patterns, temperatures and amount of daylight.