Every year, the same question: Was the Vancouver landscape really as lush last year as it seems to be now?

Answer: Nope.  Last year, the trees here on the 1700-block Robson weren’t as high, nor the canopies as thick and lush.   Just a decade or so, these trees were saplings; they didn’t block the signage on the shops or the highrises behind.

And now, here in the transitional rain forest of the northwest Pacific coast, they do.