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Old 12-23-2014, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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The Black Hills near Sioux Falls are black because of all the trees that cover them.
^ typical
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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I was always pretty impressed with the amount of tree canopy and urban forestation growing up in Houston. There may be a lot of "ugly" things about Houston, but the trees were always a nice contrast to all the man-made ugliness.

Memorial Park, which is only about 4 or 5 miles West of downtown, is 1,500 acres (or a little over 2 sq miles) of (mostly) pristine, dense Pine forest, with hiking trails, an arboretum, and a very popular jogging trail. There are many parts of the park where you could swear that you're somewhere deep in the East Texas pine forests, nowhere near a sprawling metro of 6.3 million people. Unfortunately, the freak drought conditions a couple of years ago decimated a large swath of trees in the park, but I've heard that it's starting to grow back.

There are also several neighborhoods near Rice University and the Texas Medical Center that have beautiful, well-maintained, Oak-lined streets with canopies so dense that they form "green tunnels" over most of the residential streets. It's a very sharp contrast to the typical concrete sprawl most people associate with Houston. Also, in recent years the city has really cleaned up and beautified the greenbelt along Buffalo Bayou just West of downtown.

EDIT: here are a couple of the many Oak-lined streets in the Boulevard Oaks neighborhood, only about 3 miles Southwest of downtown Houston:


Where is the 2nd photo you took? That is amazing and I am looking to do some photos of my daughters first birthday. I love how that photo doesn't have homes or cars driving by. Thank you
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:48 PM
 
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Raleigh and Charlotte in North Carolina
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:34 AM
 
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Atlanta
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:50 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Houston and Atlanta.
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:51 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Raleigh and Charlotte in North Carolina
Yeah.
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:52 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Raleigh and Charlotte in North Carolina
I would add Greensboro as well to your list.
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:07 PM
 
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I compiled a list of the top 10 forested towns in the US. In my mind these are the best neighborhoods in the us. Often these are high income areas of cities as stated in many sources before, "canopy/tree coverage correlates perfectly with income levels, low income areas have hardly if any trees, and high income areas are dense of flora and fauna". This is a sort of sad but its common throughout the entire world, not jsut the us. Let me in on any more towns in the us if you know (or world), plz no Canada (they do have quite a lot of canopy in there cities tho).
Click the links below the city, to see an example.

1. Golfview and surrounding proximity, Tampa , FL
https://goo.gl/maps/5AAkV

2. Coral Gables & Coconut Grove, Miami, FL
https://goo.gl/maps/9Pt1h

3. Bala Cynwyd and surrounding areas, Philadelphia, PA
https://goo.gl/maps/FFyFR

4. Savannah[Inner Town], GA
https://goo.gl/maps/Y2Y0e

5. St, Augustine Old Town, FL
https://goo.gl/maps/ZKu8Q

6. Sacramento East & Landpark, CA
https://goo.gl/maps/0K2NU

7. Mobile Government St., AL
https://goo.gl/maps/4CcTw

8. Houston, TX
https://goo.gl/maps/8ss7i

9. Forest Hills, New York, NY
https://goo.gl/maps/Ae8A8

10. Chicago, IL
https://goo.gl/maps/mg4fU
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:40 PM
 
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Raleigh, Charlotte, and Atlanta all have to be up there.
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Tualatin Oregon
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Barstow Cal
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