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Trees in other locations are still holding blossoms but are a bit past their prime.If you are coming to the park to see blossoms in the next few days, we recommend visiting the grove of cherry trees near the Adventure Playground / High Park Zoo parking lot or the trees along the shore of Grenadier Pond, closest to the wooden dock and maple leaf garden.May 2 UPDATE: Cherry blossom season has almost come to an end for 2017.Rain and wind over the past few days has caused most of the petals to fall on Cherry Hill and the trees are leafing out.Today, the cherry blossom is no longer used for military purposes, and has, instead, become part of a philosophical tradition that has spread out from Japan and now appears in many different countries.

The symbolism of the cherry blossom began in Japan, where they are known as .

Luck because an early or late spring is in nature’s control. Japan is a long archipelago and the cherry blossom peak is earlier in spring in the south and later the further north you go.

A second factor is altitude and the higher you go the later in the year will be the peak there.

In Tokyo and other centres the parks are planted with the Tokyo cherry, (P. To view the ornamental flowering cherries at their spring peak Peter Valder visited the aptly named ‘Cherry Cottage’ at Mt Wilson in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.

Other places to view cherries in the Blue Mountains include the towns of Leura and Katoomba where flowering cherries are used as street trees and are in peak bloom in mid-October.

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