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View Poll Results: Better forest
Atlanta 55 59.14%
Seattle 38 40.86%
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Old 02-20-2019, 10:15 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Coming from frequently dry and golden grasses California with far fewer trees in much of the state and flying into Atlanta is like flying into Endor, from Star Wars movies the tree canopy is so extensive and lush.

Seattle has a completely different, Western forest tree pattern, greener throughout the year (many conifers) but not nearly as dense canopy.
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:13 AM
 
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Id probably say Atlanta. But Seattle is beautiful though.
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Old 02-21-2019, 12:36 PM
 
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Coming from frequently dry and golden grasses California with far fewer trees in much of the state and flying into Atlanta is like flying into Endor, from Star Wars movies the tree canopy is so extensive and lush.
That's hilarious.
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Old 02-21-2019, 01:18 PM
 
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Coming from frequently dry and golden grasses California with far fewer trees in much of the state and flying into Atlanta is like flying into Endor, from Star Wars movies the tree canopy is so extensive and lush.

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Or like walking into Lothlórien.

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Old 02-21-2019, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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I love our tree coverage in Atlanta, but there is some seasonal variation. Many views open up a little during the winter months when the vegetation is more sparse. That should start changing about a month from now.

I may be wrong about Seattle but that region seems to have less variety of different tree species than in the South.
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Old 02-23-2019, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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Atlanta is one of the greenest large cities out there.
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Old 02-23-2019, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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Seattle isn’t even that forested. Western Washington as a whole however...yes. For instance, where I live (Olympia, Wa) we have actual rainforests inside the city and tons of huge parks and wooded areas. Tons of beautiful views in Seattle however. You can see the olympics, cascades, and obviously Mt. Rainier.
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:22 PM
 
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Seattle has some forested residential areas that look like this on the edges of the city and in adjacent suburbs, but it’s not quite as dense of a canopy as Atlanta.

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.7354...7X2PCCg48w!2e0
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:48 PM
 
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Atlanta canopy is tall and dense, So in Ariel photos if it's not over 4 to 5 stories the building is not going to be in the shot, This cause an illusion that nothing but a forest is running into the CBD and edge cities, When really there nearly 4 million in the immediate area of 2,000 sq mi. Under the forest.

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HffL..._Forest.0.jpeg

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/119/29...0d3d55b0_o.jpg

https://welcomematservices.com/wp-co...Cumberland.jpg

Obliviously Seattle has more monuatins than Atlanta but Atlanta is built more integrated with the forest.
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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Atlanta canopy is tall and dense, So in Ariel photos if it's not over 4 to 5 stories the building is not going to be in the shot, This cause an illusion that nothing but a forest is running into the CBD and edge cities, When really there nearly 4 million in the immediate area of 2,000 sq mi. Under the forest.

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HffL..._Forest.0.jpeg

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/119/29...0d3d55b0_o.jpg

https://welcomematservices.com/wp-co...Cumberland.jpg

Obliviously Seattle has more monuatins than Atlanta but Atlanta is built more integrated with the forest.
So pretty.
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