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Old 08-17-2016, 02:05 PM
 
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I still say Philadelphia/New York and other NE cities. This Biomass map shows that the NE is more densely covered than the SE and also much more than most of the west.
This doesn't necessarily indicate that the NE has higher tree cover volume than the SE. Biomass includes both living organism mass, and dead organism mass (fallen trees, leaf litter, etc), and there will be higher biomass in the North than in the South because the cooler climate of the North slows down the decaying/nutrient turnover process. As a result, more dead matter is left in Northern forests vs the southern forests, which contributes to the biomass totals.

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Old 08-17-2016, 03:06 PM
 
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Cities that I've been to that come to mind: Charlotte, Atlanta, Asheville (NC), Washington (DC), Seattle, Portland (OR), Burlington (VT).
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Cue the obligatory post arguing that NYC is somehow the greenest.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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That I've been to... Atlanta and Minneapolis.

The Miami area, besides neighbourhoods like Coral Gables, is very lacking in tree cover.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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greenville SC has to be up there.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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I still say Philadelphia/New York and other NE cities. This Biomass map shows that the NE is more densely covered than the SE and also much more than most of the west.
looking at your map the northwest and the coastal west in general has the highest biomass, the pacific temperate rainforest has the highest biomass in the world, even more than the tropical rainforests. But of course the cities won't have as much biomass. but there are still some large trees such as this one
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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The Piedmont is tree-filled, but nearly all the trees go bare in winter, making for a dead landscape. The other two regions have large amounts of greenery that is seen year-round.
Wait. Aren't you arguing in another thread that "the south is too warm for deciduous trees" ... ?

The South Is Too Warm For Deciduous Trees: Am I Right?
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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the dominant tree in atlanta is pine so can't say it is that stark in the winter.
Not even close to being true.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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looking at your map the northwest and the coastal west in general has the highest biomass, the pacific temperate rainforest has the highest biomass in the world, even more than the tropical rainforests. But of course the cities won't have as much biomass. but there are still some large trees such as this one
The size of the trees blew my mind when I moved out here from the northeastern US. Also how are we defining cities here OP? Is there a min population we are going by? I mean Olympia has a temperate rainforest right in the city itself...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watershed_Park
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:56 PM
 
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looking at your map the northwest and the coastal west in general has the highest biomass, the pacific temperate rainforest has the highest biomass in the world, even more than the tropical rainforests. But of course the cities won't have as much biomass. but there are still some large trees such as this one
Do keep in mind that biomass is higher in the temperate rainforests vs tropical rainforests, since organic matter doesn't decay as fast in the former, due to cooler temperatures.
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