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Old 06-03-2009, 06:03 PM
 
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OK I was being a little facetious - I'm very familiar with River Oaks but it's on the north side of Westheimer. Also most folks can't afford that - inside Dallas most can afford to live under the trees, even if they aren't as tall as the ones in Houston. But our trees have wider canopies...

 
Old 06-03-2009, 06:16 PM
 
Location: The Lone Star State
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But our trees have wider canopies...
The live oaks in Houston (especially around the Rice U & Museum District) and Austin (especially around UT) are just as large a canopy as those in the few areas of central Dallas.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Southern Methodist University Dallas


Those trees have only been growing for what, the past 100 years when the school was founded? Give it another 100 years & Frisco will look just like that. LOL
 
Old 06-03-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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Actually they were planted in the very late 50s or early 60s - some of them were planted much later - up to the mid-80s. The original campus was mostly the main quad (no trees planted until mid '80s) around Dallas Hall - plus Selecman/Clements and Snider and Virginia Halls on the south end, which is the end of Bishop Boulevard. There was an original 'forest' behind Perkins Administration Building - you can see remnants of it but the parking lot took out some of it.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Southern Methodist University Dallas
absolutely love seeing that part of the university. Too bad the real estate in the area is so out of line with most of the DFW metro area. Of course I can understand why. if I had the money and was moving back to the DFW area I would love to live near SMU.

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Old 06-03-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Actually they were planted in the very late 50s or early 60s - some of them were planted much later - up to the mid-80s. The original campus was mostly the main quad (no trees planted until mid '80s) around Dallas Hall - plus Selecman/Clements and Snider and Virginia Halls on the south end, which is the end of Bishop Boulevard. There was an original 'forest' behind Perkins Administration Building - you can see remnants of it but the parking lot took out some of it.
The tree pic you posted on SMU campus is a common site around Houston especially the inner loop.

Rice has a MUCH, MUCH more beautiful campus than SMU imo.



 
Old 06-03-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: The Lone Star State
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Southern Methodist University Dallas
Not denying SMU is nice. But it's such a small section of Dallas. And like I said, there are even larger trees around Austin and Houston. Have you ever walked around UT-Austin or Rice U in Houston? They've got monsters compared to most of the ones I've seen at SMU.

UT-Austin
http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~bump/E379S2/pics/battle/Battleoak2.JPG (broken link)

Rice Univ
http://photos.igougo.com/images/p113...University.jpg

Houston West U
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2276/...ce83e7206f.jpg
 
Old 06-03-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: ITP
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Yeah, but in Dallas the shade trees have a better chance of protecting you from the heat than the shade trees in Houston and Austin, which are undermined by the stifling humidity...
 
Old 06-03-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: The Village
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Not denying SMU is nice. But it's such a small section of Dallas. And like I said, there are even larger trees around Austin and Houston. Have you ever walked around UT-Austin or Rice U in Houston? They've got monsters compared to most of the ones I've seen at SMU.

UT-Austin
http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~bump/E379S2/pics/battle/Battleoak2.JPG (broken link)

Rice Univ
http://photos.igougo.com/images/p113...University.jpg

Houston West U
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2276/...ce83e7206f.jpg
The Battle Oaks at UT are pretty much the only trees on campus though. That neck of the woods is GORGEOUS, but it doesn't look like the rest of the campus. They also just installed a statue of Barbara Jordan there so it's always swarming with people.
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