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Old 03-18-2013, 06:22 AM
 
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What metro area has the least trees (natural and planted) per square mile?

I was going to state Phoenix but after visiting there recently I found that the area was just full of trees and landscaping everywhere. Of course all planted. So I am going with Oklahoma City.

What do you think? Which metro area has the least amount of trees per square mile?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Vegas?
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Albuquerque has plenty of trees like the bosque forest of cottonwoods along the Rio Grande and mature neighborhoods on the east side. The newer neighborhoods on the west side and Rio Rancho hardly have any trees at all.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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How about towns in MT or WY?
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:12 PM
 
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How about towns in MT or WY?
Those were what I had in mind. Or somewhere in Alaska.

But I guess the OP was looking for a larger 500,000K plus metro
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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Probably Vegas and Phoenix. OKC seems to have way more trees than either of them.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:50 PM
 
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Vegas seems to have a lot of palm trees, though it gets pretty sparse in some of the newer areas on the edges. Tuscon seemed pretty barren in terms of trees in a lot of places--it also seemed like they were more likely to use more natural desert shrubs or cacti in landscaping than the imported greenery of Phoenix of Vegas. Older areas will have cottonwoods or other trees planted in much of the Southwestern cities but when you get out to edge of the metro the desert terrain is very evident.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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What metro area has the least trees (natural and planted) per square mile?

I was going to state Phoenix but after visiting there recently I found that the area was just full of trees and landscaping everywhere. Of course all planted. So I am going with Oklahoma City.

What do you think? Which metro area has the least amount of trees per square mile?
Oklahoma City has plenty of trees, just not tall ones.

I would probably say El Paso.
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