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Old 12-07-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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How is it that Charlotte and Austin are on the list and Pittsburgh isn't? These lists are so bogus.

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Old 12-07-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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How is it that Charlotte is on the list and Pittsburgh isn't? These lists are so bogus.
To be honest, I think all cities east of Columbus in the North and east of Houston in the South are probably pretty equal in this regard. Birmingham, Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Philly, Pittsburgh, Hartford, Albany, Richmond, Nashville, Baltimore, DC, Boston, Syracuse, Rochester (NY), and Providence all look like they were carved out of a rainforest. It's hard for me to say that any of those cities are any more or less forested than any other.

I think that a lot of statistics about what are the most forested cities have to do more with the amount of suburban area incorporated into the city limits and the number of parks within the city limits. In Baltimore, for instance, there are hardly any trees at all here in the inner city, but there are a lot of suburban neighborhoods on the fringes of the city proper that are shaded under a dark canopy of trees. If those neighborhoods incorporated themselves into separate towns, Baltimore's place in those rankings would surely fall dramatically.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:34 PM
 
Location: 98004 / 30327
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Atlanta, intown and all of the suburbs. Seattle, especially outside the city proper.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:10 PM
 
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How is it that Charlotte and Austin are on the list and Pittsburgh isn't? These lists are so bogus.
I agree the Burgh is one of the most Lush Green, Tree Canopied cities in America. It's one of the reason it has such a PNW feeling to it.

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Old 12-07-2014, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Here're the top five cities based on tree cover percentage, per data collected by the US Forest Service.

1) Atlanta, GA 27%
2) Syracuse, NY 26.6%
3) Seattle, WA 25%
4) Boston, MA 22.3%
5) Baltimore, MD 21%

Despite what the data says, DC has always felt the most lush to me.
From late Spring to mid Autumn, DC definitely feels like a large park full of beautiful green or colorful (in the case of Autumn) foliage and lush landscaping, most especially when the environment compliments the colorful rowhouses and townhouses as well. As a matter of fact, I think I've read up on something stating that DC is equaled to New York City in having the largest amount of parkland in the country (I know the National Mall technically shouldn't count in this comparison but it's not like it's the only green space in The City).
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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From late Spring to mid Autumn, DC definitely feels like a large park full of beautiful green or colorful (in the case of Autumn) foliage and lush landscaping, most especially when the environment compliments the colorful rowhouses and townhouses as well. As a matter of fact, I think I've read up on something stating that DC is equaled to New York City in having the largest amount of parkland in the country (I know the National Mall technically shouldn't count in this comparison but it's not like it's the only green space in The City).
I love all the ravines that weave through DC. Amazingly beautify, and totally unexpected on my first visit.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Atlanta

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Old 12-07-2014, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Than what, Baltimore>>>>??? Certainly not Atlanta. I live in Atlanta and honestly I think we have way too many trees, especially in established older neighborhoods where you have trees that top 200 feet.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I love all the ravines that weave through DC. Amazingly beautify, and totally unexpected on my first visit.
Agreed. Rock Creek Park looks the part when you cross over the 18th Street Bridge too.
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:29 PM
 
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Pittsburgh didnt have much except for one neighborhood i found https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Pitts...80.36,,0,-0.38
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