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Old 12-09-2014, 05:52 PM
 
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN (USA)
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Nashville's tree canopy over rolling hills.

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Old 12-10-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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Isn't Anchorage, AK mostly National Forest with the people and buildings jammed on the waterfront?
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:58 PM
 
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If Atlanta is the most forested, that doesn't surprise me at all. Most cities/metros in the South are quite forested. Along with Atlanta, I'd throw in Raleigh/Durham and Charlotte.

The Research Triangle area of NC is quite forested, probably just as forested as Atlanta. Most of the suburban neighborhoods look like they've been carved out of pine forests, and that's pretty much the case. The immediate areas around RTP are quite forested. If you drive out of RDU, you'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. However, you're really in the heart of the Research Triangle, just can't see any buildings or suburban neighborhoods because they're under the cover of trees. Fly into RDU and look out the window, nothing but trees and the skylines of Raleigh and Durham in the distance.

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Old 12-10-2014, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Bmore, The cursed land of -> Hotlanta -> Charlotte
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I met a New Yorker and he told me 'we have alot of effin trees down here' I was just like what, Im used to it lol
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:45 PM
 
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nashville is pretty forested but no real canopy.

my #1. coral gables fl, #2 atlanta, #3 sacramento ca, #4 savannah ga, and #5 i will have to say tampa fl, tied with charolette nc.
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:47 PM
 
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i really wish more cities would plant trees so they can have the beauty of coral gables, or inner sacramento, or even west hills houston. trees provide shade and beauty two neccesiites to hapiness. i dont realize why cities dont all do this, must be too lazy or funding.
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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i really wish more cities would plant trees so they can have the beauty of coral gables, or inner sacramento, or even west hills houston. trees provide shade and beauty two neccesiites to hapiness. i dont realize why cities dont all do this, must be too lazy or funding.
Um, no such place exists. Did you mean West University Place? West U is nice, lots of trees... but the really nicely wooded neighborhoods in Houston are Boulevard Oaks (where North Blvd is), Southampton, Woodland Heights, and River Oaks.
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:42 AM
 
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Missoula Montana has a lot of trees
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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The problem with "object" data is that the definition of tree cover is subjective. This is why the data I posted from the Forest Service on page one of this thread is different from the data from National Geographic on page three.

In cities like Minneapolis, Austin, San Francisco, and Buffalo, there are a lot of trees for sure, but few neighborhoods have a dense, dark canopy. Whereas, in cities like Houston and Baltimore, some neighborhoods look like they're built on the floor of the Amazon, while other neighborhoods have no trees at all.

Striking a balance between quantity of trees, size of trees, shade quality, and number of areas sans trees is messy and complicated, hence the debate you here in this tread.

Overall, I'd say the South beats the North here because the trees are bigger in the South (longer growing season). Washington DC, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Greenville, Nashville, Atlanta, Richmond, and Birmingham seem equally lush to me.
Do we WANT a dark canopy? Is that preferred/winning? I wouldn't say so, but that's also debatable to most here, I'm sure!

Also, could part of the reason Chicago, Philly, NYC don't perform better is because their built environment is so dense that trees can't cover it? I notice that in Chicago at least, when typical 50-60 foot trees can't completely cover the 3-4 story homes in much of the city.
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