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View Poll Results: Which city has the most tree-lined neighborhoods?
NYC 2 5.56%
Chicago 11 30.56%
LA 2 5.56%
Houston 8 22.22%
DC 7 19.44%
Philadelphia 6 16.67%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-26-2016, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Id agree Sacramento - I believe the city has the most trees per capita of any city. Pretty much all of the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods are under a tree canopy.
I agree, however Sacramento isn't considered a major city.
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Old 10-26-2016, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I honestly feel street trees can be overdone, when you're dealing with a narrow street, zero-setback buildings, and interesting historic facades. I know in a lot of historic neighborhoods in Pittsburgh I prefer to go on "house-viewing trips" during the winter when the street tree foliage doesn't block viewing the buildings.

Admittedly this is a temporary problem however. Eventually street trees will get big enough that their canopy rises above the bulk of the house. But there's a period of a few decades where the buildings are obscured.
Hah-true. One good thing about Winter is I can see the skyline in Philly much easier from my house.

I love the "tree canopies" though and grew up on a block in Mount Airy with a great one.
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:21 PM
 
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Id agree Sacramento - I believe the city has the most trees per capita of any city. Pretty much all of the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods are under a tree canopy.
Sacramento tree canopy is breathtaking!
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Old 10-26-2016, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I picked Philadelphia. One of the things that I really liked about living in the University City neighborhood (West Philly) was exactly this: just how tree-lined the streets were. Philadelphia was my first (and, to date, last) major city in which I lived, and finding all those trees right there in the city was a very pleasant surprise to me.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:58 PM
 
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I would think Houston. Houston is very suburban. LA too, but LA is a bit less suburban. LA has some beautiful trees.

A city doesn't have to be suburban to have tree-lined streets though. Philly is a good example of this. But those sprawling suburban sunbelt cities are naturally going to have more trees.

Anyway my vote goes to LA because I have a thing for Palm trees. Especially those tall skinny ones
Suburban/urban has nothing to do with it. This is just talking of tree-lined areas.
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Atlanta is downright forested. I say ATL.
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:27 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Not to go off topic because Sacramento is not one of the choices, but after a couple of people mentioned Sacramento I decided to look at the city using satellite views. I have to tell you I AMAZED how well treed large parts of Sacramento is. I had no idea!
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:44 PM
 
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NYC, DC, Philadelphia, and Chicago all are established, so will have many neighborhoods that went through the state of beautification (including more street trees). Any one of these cities has a stake for being the answer to this thread's question.

LA is much too dry/arid in climate to have the ease of establishing tree-growth like any of these cities do. It will need irrigation just to achieve what all these cities can do without effort. The only department LA will excel in regards to tree canopy is the tender plant department (use of trees like jacarandas, for instance), due to very mild winters. Places further north in California (with higher precipitation) do much better (SF, Sacramento, etc).

Houston is the best out of all these options when it comes to the ability to maintain a year-round heavily lush/green tree canopy over wide areas. This is thanks to both high annual rainfall (highest of all these cities, 50+ inches on average) and mild winters (milder than all these cities except LA), a combination found nowhere else but the coastal South (i.e. New Orleans, Tampa, Miami, etc).
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Old 10-29-2016, 09:15 AM
 
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I picked Philadelphia. One of the things that I really liked about living in the University City neighborhood (West Philly) was exactly this: just how tree-lined the streets were. Philadelphia was my first (and, to date, last) major city in which I lived, and finding all those trees right there in the city was a very pleasant surprise to me.
In the Center City area perhaps. Overall not so much as the Northeast, University City and other sections can be virtually treeless block after block.
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Old 10-29-2016, 02:09 PM
 
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Austin Tx is one of the greenest and most beautiful cities in the country. Should be on the list. Tons of tree lined neighborhoods
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