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Old 12-04-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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I love pine/evergreen/coniferous trees...i know that the pacific northwest has tons of them, but what other places in america have lots of them?

From your own experience, what would you say is roughly the amount (percentage) of coniferous trees in your town/city compared to the amount of deciduous trees? How large do the coniferous trees in your city tend to be? What part of your city are they most commonly found?

Also, can anyone from the upper midwest explain why metropolitan areas like Minneapolis-STPaul and Green Bay tend to have less coniferous trees than the Toronto metro, even though they are further north than Toronto? Do Canadians just like to plant evergreens as a symbol of Northern pride? Or am i just wrong and visited the wrong neighborhoods in Toronto, Green Bay and Minneapolis?
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: The South
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We have a few pine trees in the Southern part of the USA.
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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There are pines in Los Angeles as well though not as much as one would find in more northern regions. Coniferous trees that are tolerant of fairly warm weather year-round and low rainfall due best in LA. There are many evergreen trees, in-fact most trees are evergreen; primarily palms, eucalyptus, citrus, pepper trees, etc.
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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I'd say coniferous trees make up less than 5% of the trees in NYC, probably 1-3%. I see them everyday, there's not a little bit but compared to deciduous trees their numbers are very very small. They're not so much the one's you see in the more Northern parts of the US & Canada, they don't look like those. I'll try to find pics.

I hate the way deciduous tree dominate so much lol, they're ugly in the Winter.

Edit: Now after googling around I'm assuming The Eastern White Pine is one of the trees I'm talking about.

They look similar to this but smaller and the branches aren't as spread out.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...obus_trees.jpg

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Old 12-04-2010, 12:46 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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The most common evergreen in the Atlanta area is the Loblolly Pine.

Pinus taeda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: The City
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I was thinking about GA/SC/NC when I just read the above post - actually NC seems to have as much as anywhere I remember being
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Old 12-04-2010, 02:14 PM
 
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Probably a good 10-15% of the trees in less developed areas around Harrisburg are the Eastern Hemlock- Pennsylvania's State Tree but their days are numbered courtesy of an introduced insect pest Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/woollyadelgid/index.aspx - broken link) - they were and are almost never used as street planting trees though if that's what you mean. Sometimes in the woods around here you will encounter a hard pine and rarely a white pine.
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Old 12-04-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Some of the common coniferous trees around Toronto and its neighbourhoods are white spruce, Colorado blue spruce and Austrian pine.

The tree species planted on the city streets might not be fully representative of what vegetation grows naturally around the city anyways.
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:46 PM
 
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In TN you see a lot of eastern red cedars in the highway medians/roadsides. They are a scrappy tree that can grow in poor soil.

Other than that, occasional pines in the forests. The higher elevations - including the Cumberland Plateau - will get hemlocks.

Of course it is best in the fall when the pines contrast with the bright fall foliage.
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:47 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Georgia has a lot of pine trees on steroids. I'm talking monsters over 100' tall.

Pennsylvania is decidedly more deciduous, and whatever pine trees there might be are smaller than those found in the South.
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