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Old 06-01-2007, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Although not "in" Dallas, the photos below are of the Hurst area and there are places like this all over the metroplex. It is not a treeless prairie. The entire thread can be viewed here. Keep in mind this was in the winter when these photos were taken; around Christmas, so everything was dormant.














 
Old 06-01-2007, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Texas
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So..overgrown bushes?

Hahaha...seriously those can be found in Phoenix if I looked at its local parks.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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They're not overgrown bushes; they're deciduous trees that are 30-50 feet tall. Oaks, Maples, Sweet-Gum, mixed in with some pine trees here and there. They're just as tall as the trees on the highway pic you posted earlier in this thread. It's just that it's winter time and they're not all plump and green. And I doubt that you'll see very much of that in Phoenix.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Frisco, Tx
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Ummm, yea. Great pic Synopsis, but I grew up in the Houston area. Houston wins on trees, end of story. We're stretching the truth to say otherwise. There are areas of Dallas where bands of trees stretch through it, but by and large we're a prarie metro, and at least half of Houston has lots of thick forests. We have nothing even touching The Woodlands development in the Dallas area in any great scope, certainly not an area the size of Carrollton.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I didn't try and say that there were more trees here than in Houston DFWMike. I was simply illustrating that it's not a flat dusty prairie.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 02:18 PM
 
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Yep someone from Houston said Dallas had no trees, that's what started it..
 
Old 06-01-2007, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Frisco, Tx
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oh, my apologies, I was just trying to make sure the lady who asked wasn't mislead.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Houston is heavily dominated by pine forests. Dallas is grassland interspersed with heavy belts of forest along watercourses, except for the Cross Timbers area between Dallas and Fort Worth which is heavily timbered everywhere. The areas 30-40 miles west of Dallas is actually an extension of the Central Texas Hill Country.
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Houston is not dominated by pine trees, they are only in certain areas which are more expensive.

A major difference between Dallas and Houston is that Dallas has very comprehensive zoning buffering businesses, apartments, townhomes and single family homes from each other. Dallas also has probably the most conservation and historic districts in the USA.

Houston has no zoning at all. Technically someone can build a convenience store next door to your home. It doesn't happen often, but it is possible.
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Most of the Houston area has pine trees. The far west/southwest/south sides are prairie.
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I don't remember any pine trees around the refineries and other areas to the southeast, either.
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In a word, No. Not even close to most. Not even half.
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You ever been to the west side of Houston, south of I-10 between Highway 6 and Downtown? Full of trees. North side from Downtown on up, full of trees. North of 290 all the way around to Lake Houston is full of trees. I don't know what your talking about.
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Dallas has trees by the lakes (duh!) and on its southside by Cedar Hill and Duncanville. But this place is dominated by prairie. There are a few pockets (of course), but they aren't in abundance like in Houston. The only other place where you will see trees in Dallas are in established neighborhoods (where they were planted).

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i222/issaaa/Houston/Houston360032.jpg (broken link)
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Dallas has The Great Trinity Forest. Over 6000 acres in the one of the largest urban forests in the country: Great Trinity Forest (http://www.trinityrivercorridor.org/html/great_trinity_forest.html - broken link)
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http://www.trinityrivercorridor.org/images/forestmap2.jpg (broken link)

That's a small snippet.
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Yep someone from Houston said Dallas had no trees, that's what started it..
I don't know who that was. I just reposted everything that had to do with the trees/no trees.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 03:58 PM
 
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I lived in Houston near Gessner and Westheimer, where the trees start -- so I do know a bit about it...
 
Old 06-01-2007, 04:08 PM
 
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I lived in Houston near Gessner and Westheimer, where the trees start -- so I do know a bit about it...
Alright that's fine, its over with.
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