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View Poll Results: Most Beautiful state in the South
Texas 13 5.44%
Oklahoma 2 0.84%
Arkansas 4 1.67%
Louisiana 4 1.67%
Tennessee 28 11.72%
Mississippi 2 0.84%
Alabama 7 2.93%
Georgia 23 9.62%
Florida 25 10.46%
Kentucky 6 2.51%
North Carolina 65 27.20%
South Carolina 13 5.44%
West Virginia 13 5.44%
Virginia 34 14.23%
Voters: 239. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-04-2019, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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I'm keeping my opinions to myself! Trying to keep my favorite below radar and off the destination point for heavy relocation and transformation. I've already seen the damage on a city level when the word gets out.

I'd recommend though for each person to do their own research, and find their own most beautiful state. Something to earn.
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:40 AM
 
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I'm reading the map fine. The barrier between the Piney Woods and Coastal Prairies ecoregions is approximately north of I-10. Reread my post where I clearly said "virtually everything north of this line is or was" forest. Anyone familiar with this area knows that quite a bit of clearing has taken place, but that is beside the point. 99% prairie ("woodland" or not) is still incorrect. The true prairies exist south of town and also increase the further west you go.

The official Gulf Prairie ecoregion description is as follows:


https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/hun...xas-ecoregions

Notice it says nothing of the pine-hardwood forests of north Houston, which would be the beginning of the Piney Woods.

Now, if what you're really saying is that all of Houston is within the Gulf Coastal PLAIN, that much would be correct.
No sir. Nothing I said was wrong.
Check the map, it's highway six not 10

Prairie Systems — Houston Wilderness

The pine woods start much further north and east. The area where the city is were always prairie with stands of trees. There used to be a huge Grove of southern magnolias on the east side of the city hence the name magnolia city. Houston does have stands of pine but the piney woods does not start till you get far north east.

A stand of trees do not a forest make.
Even the Savannahs and deserts of Africa have stands of trees but no one wood say those are forests.

I don't think you are familiar with the area at all. The south of 10 towards the gulf is more forested than the West. The biggest forests in Houston are south of sienna plantation towards the gulf from highway 6 to 36. And on the northern edge from Humble going north east towards Cleveland. But as the map shows the prairie historically stretched from the gulf passed the northern belt if highway 6 not 10
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Miami-Dade
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No sir. Nothing I said was wrong.
Check the map, it's highway six not 10

Prairie Systems — Houston Wilderness

The pine woods start much further north and east. The area where the city is were always prairie with stands of trees. There used to be a huge Grove of southern magnolias on the east side of the city hence the name magnolia city. Houston does have stands of pine but the piney woods does not start till you get far north east.

A stand of trees do not a forest make.
Even the Savannahs and deserts of Africa have stands of trees but no one wood say those are forests.

I don't think you are familiar with the area at all. The south of 10 towards the gulf is more forested than the West. The biggest forests in Houston are south of sienna plantation towards the gulf from highway 6 to 36. And on the northern edge from Humble going north east towards Cleveland. But as the map shows the prairie historically stretched from the gulf passed the northern belt if highway 6 not 10
That map literally just looks like those areas of Houston that have avoided any clear cutting, but I admit I'm not entirely sure about that. And the trees around Sienna Plantation would be the Brazos River bottom woodlands (per the GP ecoregion classification), similar to the random stretch of forestation you run into further west around the Colorado River.

Still, a prairie is officially defined as "an open area of grassland". Anybody that uses such a term to describe 99% of Houston is smoking that good stuff. And if you have a problem with marshes and bayous being loosely referred to as swamps then surely you would see an issue with any significant area of forest being referred to as a prairie. Seriously, parts of Houston remind me more of the Congo than the savanna. Dallas is a different story.

And let's not talk about who is or isn't familiar with the area, Mr. "Houston gets all of its rain at once"
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:05 PM
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Florida and Virginia.
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:51 PM
 
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Florida may be beautiful somewhere but I haven’t seen it. The water yes, the land, meh. I can’t say I’m even a fan of the coastline.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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Florida. Texas, really?
Only if you like living on a pancake.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:23 PM
 
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I wonder if West Virginia doesn't have as many votes because it doesn't have a coast, isn't universally considered Southern, or a combination of both.
West Virginia doesn't have many votes because not many people live there. This poll is skewed where people vote for the state they live in for the most part.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:25 PM
 
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West Virginia doesn't have many votes because not many people live there. This poll is skewed where people vote for the state they live in for the most part.
Although I'm sure that's a factor, I don't think that's the primary reason especially since there are tons of non-Southerners commenting and voting. Personally, I live in SC and voted for NC.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:36 PM
 
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Although I'm sure that's a factor, I don't think that's the primary reason especially since there are tons of non-Southerners commenting and voting. Personally, I live in SC and voted for NC.
I voted SC. Though I didn’t think FL was on here or I would’ve chose it.


For me: FL > SC > GA > NC > VA > the other options


Anywhere with palm trees wins for me
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Miami-Dade
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I voted SC. Though I didn’t think FL was on here or I would’ve chose it.


For me: FL > SC > GA > NC > VA > the other options


Anywhere with palm trees wins for me
Well all of the coastal states in the South have palms, and most of the ones you see in Florida are planted and not native.
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