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Old 08-22-2016, 05:03 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Very interesting 🤔
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:58 PM
 
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Cue the obligatory "All cities have trees" people.
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Old 08-23-2016, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Heights, OH
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Not sure about city, but greenest town is Brevard, NC. It's in a rainforest!
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:58 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Wow brevard does look nice
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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I think for such a small town that Longview WA looks very green, has a lot of big old trees, and parkland.
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.1373...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.1338...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.1401...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.1603...7i13312!8i6656

Also I think Portland is greener than Seattle.

Portland:
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.5421...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.5102...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.5055...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:53 AM
 
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I think what most people in this thread don't understand is that although areas such as Seattle, Pittsburgh, Philly, and NYC are in regions with densely covered tree biomes, the cities themselves don't really represent that; especially in comparison with cities that display large amounts of tree cover. Pittsburgh, just like the other cities mentioned have highly populated areas where large amounts of tree cover are nonexistent, while in cities like Atlanta it pretty much covers the entire city, even in areas like Midtown.
Takes only a quick glance at Google Earth or Googlemaps to see this isn't remotely true.

Overall, upon comparing satellite shots, one can pretty conclusively say that Atlanta has somewhat more of its total city area possessing at least some tree cover. While Pittsburgh has far more large swaths of undeveloped and lushly green areas within city limits.

It's a give and take situation. Would probably make one lean toward Atlanta if he hoped to find a random home with a tree or two, and Pittsburgh if he wanted a city that allowed an escape into nature a little more readily.
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Old 09-07-2016, 03:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Takes only a quick glance at Google Earth or Googlemaps to see this isn't remotely true.

Overall, upon comparing satellite shots, one can pretty conclusively say that Atlanta has somewhat more of its total city area possessing at least some tree cover. While Pittsburgh has far more large swaths of undeveloped and lushly green areas within city limits.

It's a give and take situation. Would probably make one lean toward Atlanta if he hoped to find a random home with a tree or two, and Pittsburgh if he wanted a city that allowed an escape into nature a little more readily.
It sounds like you haven't been to Atlanta.
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:38 PM
 
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Its Atlanta. They have the largest urban forest in the usa and i believe its not even close considering how spread out it is. Its like a freakin jungle city. You can barely even see any of the buildings that are below the trees when you are flying in. Its unreal.


I believe this is Buckhead.


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