agreed to put forward the name “Bonsai Street” for Council approval. They came, they saw, they...well, it’s complicated, but what isn’t complicated is that we have plenty of streets named for explorers: 15 from Britain, eight from Spain, seven from France, and one from Danish explorer Vitus Bering. I was used to being surrounded by old evergreen forests and large cedars that creaked when the breeze blew through their tops. Urban Forest News – West End Tulip, Shaughnessy Tree Loss, Ground support: a tentacle-like grip on the soil, Kits Beach: Weeping willows, sweeping majesty, Metro: Vancouver losing its tree canopies: Group, Camera? Among them are two separate streets (Cecil street and Rhodes street) named for a British colonialist, Cecil Rhodes, whose name was recently removed from a local school. Elm, Birch, Cypress don't always progress in alphabetic order? With that out of the way, here are the origins all 651 streets in Vancouver. I chose this tree  – an Ash – among a few others because it is so perfectly formed–without any help from us. Their regiment took part in a series of battles after D-Day to fortify Allied positions in France. The 100 Best Songs Of 2020 (Nos. And that’s why the stretch of tree names in the centre of Vancouver seemingly has no order to it. You can read the rationale on the Heritage Vancouver webpage. Fanny Dalrymple Redmond, better known as Sister Frances, was Vancouver's first public health nurse and directed B.C. It may not be the best explanation. They are but one large category of streets in this city... ...as are 28 local politicians, including 10 Vancouver mayors... And people like school trustees and senior city staff. I’m sure you’ve seen her. For the first time, Heritage Vancouver is listing Vancouver’s historic street trees on their annual “Top Ten Endangered Sites” list. Before entering politics, Rolston was the president of the Vancouver Council of Women. First draw in the Great Trees contest takes place Monday. Streets. It concerns a spectacular specimen of tulip tree found in the West End – one which is currently threatened by development pressures. She’s impossible not to notice. (Vancouver Archives)But she also introduced the province's first comprehensive sex-ed education and created a new school funding formula that reduced the financial burden of municipalities. Everyday when I left the house I would pluck a few plums and have a delicious snack for the day. An interactive map with every category can be found here. These streets of tree names tell us the cultivation of trees in Vancouver. Partly because there's interesting data to be found by examining streets from a city-wide perspective instead of simply looking at individual names. Just Bucketwheel. From trees to provinces to politicians, the background of every unique street name in the City of Vancouver. Street where pretty much all the clubs are located in Downtown Vancouver; Robson Street. It’s a tool with which planners, guided by Council, have used to support the development or enhancement of important public benefits – parks, community facilities, and public art to name a few. The name Arbutus will be familiar to Vancouverites from the section of streets named after trees in Kitsilano. Nobody did, but 90 years later, we thought that would make a good story for a street name. But we’re not done with Europeans quite yet. This was particularly true in South Vancouver, where quite often whomever had a big piece of land next to the road would get a street named after them. Greer shot the sheriff (who survived) before eventually being arrested. Birch trees Vancouver has a lovely tradition of streets named after trees. “The appearance of the site is worse than we thought it would be–worse than we imagined,” she said Wednesday. And a lot of them ended up being named for employees, or CP Rail directors, or in one case (Marguerite Street) the daughter of the CP chairman. 2304 W 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC. Golf courses in Scotland (Muirfield Drive), and England (Hoylake Avenue) and several places, including three in the Toronto area, are honoured with street names in Vancouver, mostly around Fraserview Golf Course. Metro: Vancouver losing its tree canopies: Group. Minimum 6' Planting Strip Width Call (360) 487-8332 for a site inspection before planting a street tree. People take some getting used to. Tomorrow, this grove of tree streets may just find themselves joined by a brand-new arboreal colleague. LOL you should see the names of the streets here they are named after spices, and in another neighborhood they all are named after something to do with car racing there's this street calle Grand Prix wy. 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