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View Poll Results: Dallas vs. Houston
Dallas 127 64.80%
Houston 69 35.20%
Voters: 196. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-27-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Dallas sure knows how to plant some trees, though lol. You'll see bald cypress, sweetgum, and even some pines at a far greater rate than they naturally occur in most of the North Texas region.
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:41 PM
 
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Dallas does have some nice canopy near mature areas of the cities and by waterways, but the mesquite and cedar trees and open prairie on the outskirts of the city show its true topography. The post oak belt and piney woods are still a bit east of Dallas. Houston has the Katy Prairie to the west and the coastal prairie to the south. It's a unique drive going from Piney Woods to Prairie in the middle of the city. The foliage is extremely lush in Houston around its bayous and creeks, and all places north and east of downtown.
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:48 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Well Dallas does have the Trinity Forest. Don't let them catch you failing to mention that
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Well Dallas does have the Trinity Forest. Don't let them catch you failing to mention that
You betta know it!
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Some pictures from Google Maps
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:00 PM
 
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I just feel like Atlanta's tree canopy is so much more prominent than Houston's...honestly...having dense, mature 60+ ft pine trees really makes a city feel lush and green. I just didn't feel that in Houston...it doesn't feel the same.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:06 PM
 
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Ant131531, you will not give Houston credit to save your life!
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:10 PM
 
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I haven't gone to Dallas before, but from pictures, I feel that Dallas has some pretty good height for the credit some people give it. However, I feel that Houston has the tall pine trees that are common in southern cities. Me personally, I like hilly areas and pine trees. If I had to choose between the two cities as far as terrain, I would choose Houston because the tall pine trees remind me of home despite the fact that Houston (Dallas either) isn't hilly as home. Even though Dallas is hilly (something that I can appreciate being from the Piedmont area), the lack of towering pine trees will bore me.

I love this picture of the Dallas area though!
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:24 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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I honestly feel like Houston is one of the most underrated cities in the United States. It doesn't seem to even get praise within Texas.

I voted for Houston because its closer to the coast.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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I haven't gone to Dallas before, but from pictures, I feel that Dallas has some pretty good height for the credit some people give it. However, I feel that Houston has the tall pine trees that are common in southern cities. Me personally, I like hilly areas and pine trees. If I had to choose between the two cities as far as terrain, I would choose Houston because the tall pine trees remind me of home despite the fact that Houston (Dallas either) isn't hilly as home. Even though Dallas is hilly (something that I can appreciate being from the Piedmont area), the lack of towering pine trees will bore me.

I love this picture of the Dallas area though!
We don't have towering pines but we do have stately live oaks.
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