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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 10-25-2016, 01:55 PM
 
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I do not mean most urban forest or parkland with trees. But within its neighborhoods themselves. I believe trees and greenery in neighborhoods themselves. Is just as important or more so, then having the most parkland?

I have seen cities with a built of less trees and green fronts and cities with neighborhoods tree-lined. But if you go by the title of TREE-CANOPY. Cities I expect to have a high % tree-canopy are sometimes those cities I saw as having less within neighborhoods themselves? What gives? Must be more forested Parkland boost a cities Tree-Canopy % over tree-lined neighborhoods?

I thought I'd make it a Poll thread. But feel free to vote but also list another major city that has a Tree Canopy that shows in its neighborhoods too.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:33 PM
 
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The old East Coast cities have the most established neighborhoods/urban environments, and thus, end up having many neighborhoods with well grown trees. The same applies (to a lesser extent) for Chicago. These cities went through strong periods of beautification, allowing trees to gradually fill many neighborhoods.

Houston has Sunbelt sprawl, which gives an illusion of more concrete/less trees. However, it has the best overall growing climate out of all these cities for lush/tree lined neighborhoods; it has the highest annual precipitation, and stays relatively mild in winter (unlike all these cities except LA). The the flora resembles that of the classic coastal Deep South (magnolias, live oaks, spanish moss, etc).

Los Angeles has the driest climate out of all these cities, so it has the hardest time getting tree-lined neighborhoods. This handicap is overcome, though, through irrigation, as well as use of drought-hardy trees (i.e. eucalyptus). The winters in LA are very mild, which allows for many tropical plants to be integrated into the arboriculture.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:37 PM
 
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The old East Coast cities have the most established neighborhoods/urban environments, and thus, end up having many neighborhoods with well grown trees. The same applies (to a lesser extent) for Chicago.

Houston has Sunbelt sprawl, which gives an illusion of more concrete/less trees. However, it has the highest precipitation out of all these cities, meaning it has the best growing climate for trees/lush vegetation. The the flora resembles that of the classic coastal Deep South (magnolias, live oaks, spanish moss, etc).

Los Angeles has the driest climate out of all these cities, so it has the hardest time getting tree-lined neighborhoods. This handicap is overcome, though, through irrigation, as well as use of drought-hardy trees (i.e. eucalyptus).
The old rust belt cities i would say do better than most of these options. Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and Rochester all have old tree lined streets dating to the 19th century, even in parts of the suburbs. Unfortunately, a freak 24" snowstorm destroyed many of Buffalo's trees in mid October ten years ago.
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Not on the poll but Atlanta and Minneapolis have lots of tree lined streets.
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Old 10-25-2016, 05:22 PM
 
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Charlotte, Atlanta, and Minneapolis come to mind.
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Old 10-25-2016, 07:24 PM
 
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Chicago
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Old 10-25-2016, 07:33 PM
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Forgot about the Live Oaks and Magnolias, I think Houston is defiantly up there at the top with DC right behind.
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Old 10-25-2016, 07:40 PM
 
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Chicago>Houston>DC>Philadelphia>NYC>LA
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:08 PM
 
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Boston?
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:16 PM
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Raleigh. Not one of the top cities in America you think of, but they don't call it the City of Oaks for nothing.
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