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Old 12-07-2014, 01:53 PM
 
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I am really really a fan of planting more trees in cities. As I have noticed any city with a ton of trees and forestry always turns out to be a fantastic city. For example Sacramento inner city is lined with trees everywhere and the beauty is amazing. Austin texas has a few forested residential areas and they are fantastic. Savannah Georgia has many trees and well it is lovely. also coral gables and parts of honolulu with many trees make it some of the most beautiful places to live! Can anyone else add in some cities that are heavily forested/tree lined?

I really wish cities would just plant thousands of more trees so the cities can be cool and shady and also much more beautiful. I think many cities just need more trees! thats it!
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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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.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:42 PM
 
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10 Best Cities for Urban Forests | American Forests
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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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.
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, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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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:




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Old 12-07-2014, 03:48 PM
 
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Houston that is a good one! that is almost a tropical city like honolulu. looks great!
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:49 PM
 
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that looks like north blvd in west houston?
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:07 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Portland has lots of forested parkland, right adjacent to downtown. Washington Park has forests so dense that you wouldn't know Oregon's largest city is less than a mile away.
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Montréal & New York area
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Atlanta
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:16 PM
 
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that looks like north blvd in west houston?
Bingo.

North Blvd is probably the prettiest of all the streets in that area, but almost all of the streets look like that in Boulevard Oaks, to some degree. I especially love the esplanades that divide the East and Westbound lanes, with the red brick sidewalks. I grew up within walking distance of this area. It really is a gorgeous part of the city, and to this day one of the top 10 prettiest neighborhoods I have seen in any American city.
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