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Old 12-08-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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1. Atlanta
2. Pittsburgh
3. Charlotte.
4. Portland, OR
5. Seattle
6. Raleigh/RTP
7. Hartford
8. Springfield, MA
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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ya not seeing much in pittsburgh or boston. washington dc is pretty well canopied
You must be joking right?

Pittsburgh is 42% by area in tree cover. No other city has anywhere near that.

Urban Tree Canopy - National Geographic
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ed...!6m1!1e1?hl=en

This street is 3 miles from downtown Pittsburgh in the Brookline neighborhood.
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Cleveland is known as The Forest City.
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Seattle, by miles, then Portland imo

Unfortunately, in the three decades I lived in Portland I saw many trees sacrificed in city and suburban neighborhoods for urban growth. It was refreshing to move to the city of Cleveland Heights where the trees were so numerous I am just now beginning to be able to see the houses behind them now that the leaves have fallen.

There are small parks with trees and wooded areas everywhere here.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:01 PM
 
Location: 98004 / 30327
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You must be joking right?

Pittsburgh is 42% by area in tree cover. No other city has anywhere near that.

Urban Tree Canopy - National Geographic
Not true. Pittsburgh has a higher percentage than the other 8 cities on that list. But that list you provided wasn't the top 9 cities. It was a random selection.

For instance, Atlanta's tree cover percentage is 53.9, the highest of any major city.

http://www.itreetools.org/Canopy/res...Greenfield.pdf
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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the PNW and Piedmont stick out for me. DC is actually very lush and green in the summer. You would find it hard to believe you are driving through a major metro area in some spots driving on the beltway. Houston is pretty underrated too as already pointed out. Also, to that one other poster earlier, I would NOT sleep on Charlotte.
Ha, so true. I remember being dropped off at college in NC 20 years ago (dang, showing my age!) and being amazed at the amount of tree cover along the interstate. I knew from looking at the map that we were near the mountains, but you'd never know it from driving down the road. After living in CO for the last five years, I'm experiencing that same feeling all over again in the NW. Unless there's water, a clearing, or you're on top of a hill, it's often hard to see some of the mountains surrounding you. Not complaining at all, though. I missed the lushness and tree cover, and there's plenty of it here!

As it was pointed out (and I just noticed), the list isn't of the top places, otherwise ATL and CLT would certainly make the list. This was just a feature on cities that are making strides to improve their canopies.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Houston

Shreveport

Little Rock

Memphis

Nashville

Chattanooga

Birmingham

Montgomery

Atlanta

Charlotte

Pittsburgh

Portland
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Atlanta is very forested from what I remember and so is other mid size cities like Charlotte, Columbia, Raleigh, Columbus, Birmingham and pretty much most of the cities along the East Coast and Gulf Coast..
Must not forget Portland and Seattle too since they have plenty of trees everywhere you go...
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:08 PM
 
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ya that street view provided does no jsutice still to pittsburgh. it was like only 1 street in a ton of residential with any tree cover. cleveland is actually ok, savannah georgia columbus and parts of south carolina. it seemed like atlanta definetley had the most. more then seattle more then portland more then any other city i know of. tampa and scaramento are close second. with i would say portland taking 3rd
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Why aren't people looking at the objective scientific data? Is % of tree canopy coverage not a good metric to use? I'm not as familiar with the "we have more trees than you" argument as I should be.
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