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Old 06-25-2008, 01:57 PM
 
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Atlanta is the greenest city I've ever been too - so many trees! It's gorgeous.
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Washington-Baltimore
cough cough

that's Baltimore-Washington
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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For as disgusting and sterile as Atlanta's suburbs are, I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of urban forestry it had in the city proper.
If this was truly your impression of Atlanta suburbs, then you must have totally missed:
Midtown
Ansley Park
Virginia-Highland
Poncey-Highland
East Atlanta
Grant Park
Cabbagetown
Casselberry Hill
West End
Inman Park
Candler Park
Kirkwood
Lake Claire
East Lake
Decatur
Druid Hills
Morningside
Lenox Park
Emory
Oak Grove
LaVista Park
Brookwood
Buckhead
Vinings
Brookhaven

Been around the world...these are still the greatest neighborhoods that I've been in. They're not Scranton, granted, but still...
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Omaha has a lot

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Old 06-26-2008, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I always think of Eugene, Oregon for some reason. I don't know if you'd consider it big enough to qualify though.

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Old 06-26-2008, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Louisville, KY has a large urban forest : Jefferson Memorial Forest – Explore the Forest
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m151/Smoker_03/pghGreen.jpg (broken link)
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:47 AM
 
Location: ITP
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Scran-Barre,

Atlanta is great, but I'll admit that the suburbs are terrible with a few exceptions. However, your neck of the woods in NE PA is quickly becoming a huge "Sunbelt" style suburb of Greater NYC.
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Scran-Barre,

Atlanta is great, but I'll admit that the suburbs are terrible with a few exceptions. However, your neck of the woods in NE PA is quickly becoming a huge "Sunbelt" style suburb of Greater NYC.
For what it's worth while my area is becoming very suburbanized as well with all of the refugees from NYC/North Jersey, many trees are being kept intact. I do think it's disgusting what is happening around here with new homes rising up on hillsides left and right by the thousands while our core communities shed residents at an alarming rate, but alas I'm not an urban planner or elected official; what clout do I have? Scranton and Wilkes-Barre could be such awesome, hip, vibrant cities again if people gave them a chance instead of automatically rushing to the boom 'burbs.

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Old 06-26-2008, 08:35 AM
 
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Cincinnati is heavily treed and actually has some forests inside the I 275 outer belt. Devou Forest/Park in suburban Covington, KY comes immediately to mind.
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