Sakura Watch – March 31, 2013 – Buds in High Park were looking good throughout the various areas of the park. Smaller sizes were seen by Grenadier Pond sizing an average of 4-8mm while the trees near the sports fields were already 10mm-13mm on average. These are still the early stages of the blossom but good signs that they may have survived one of our harshest winters in years! Time will tell in the weeks ahead how they progress, but these photos show the beautiful layered texture of the young buds. Let’s hope that they keep growing into blossoms in the weeks ahead!