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Old 06-27-2008, 05:20 PM
 
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Chicago has more trees than people give it credit for. The mayor has gone nuts planting hundreds of thousands of trees the past 20 years.


















from my collection i've gotten over the years from skyscraperpage
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Dallas has the Great Trinity Forest (http://www.trinityrivercorridor.org/html/great_trinity_forest.html - broken link)
If you want a great Trinity Forest, try Shasta-Trinity Forest.

Then again, it's not in a city.
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:10 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I think we can add Boston to the list:



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Old 06-28-2008, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Central Park in Manhattan and Atlanta.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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I think we can add Boston to the list:
Is that on the Cambridge side? I never saw that many trees when I lived in Boston proper. They had all been replaced by cobblestone.

In any case I would say Seattle, Atlanta and Houston.
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:41 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Is that on the Cambridge side? I never saw that many trees when I lived in Boston proper. They had all been replaced by cobblestone.
The first pic is taken from a ways a way, and appears to be from the south. Maybe Blue Hills? The 2nd one is from downtown looking towards Cambridge. That area of trees on the left is the common, with the state house in the middle. I guess Veresau would know better than I.

here are some more Boston:


http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/James-Lemass/Public-Gardens-in-the-Fall-Boston-MA-Photographic-Print-C12140559.jpeg (broken link)

Those first 2 pics where from the Middlesex Fells, a 2000+ acre reservation about 6 miles from downtown. It's a great place. I couldn't find any great pics of the fells though. Those pictures are from the fells but looking out on the city.
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Old 06-28-2008, 02:35 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Portland, OR. From the wiki:
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Forest Park is a municipal and public park in the Tualatin Mountains (West Hills) west of downtown Portland, Oregon. It is the largest urban forest reserve in the United States.[2] The park covers more than 5,100 acres (21 km˛)[2] of mostly second-growth forest with a few patches of old growth and is threaded by more than 70 miles (110 km) of recreational trails. Forest Park stretches for more than 8 miles (13 km) on hillsides overlooking the Willamette River.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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If you're talking about large cities, as others have said, Atlanta probably ranks up there at the top still. I know at one point many years ago it was in one of the major newspapers and Atlanta was ranked # 1 back then (based on city proper limits). 25 years ago or so, Atlanta's informal and not often used in advertising nickname was, "City in a Forest", by the way.

As far as the suburbs go, you have to realize that our more recent (and more accurate) nickname is "L.A. of the East" for a variety of reasons... smog days, traffic congestion, Botox injections, and - VERY cookie-cutter and sprawled out suburbs filled with strip centers, concrete, and roads, roads, roads. If you based it on the suburbs, Atlanta isn't much better than a lot of other larger cities in regards to trees, but the city proper is still heavily "treed" even today.

You can see a lot more of the city now on TV as it's becoming more popular on various shows. HGTV's "House Hunters" does a lot here now, and "Deserving Design" is also filmed here, as well as "Designed to Sell" now having a design team in Atlanta - all of which briefly show Atlanta neighborhoods and the trees when talking about the homes. The Bravo channel has started filming season 3 of, "The Housewives of....", with this season being Atlanta - so you'll get to see their fancy homes surrounded by trees, as well as their Botox and fake boobs, too. LOL.

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Old 06-29-2008, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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Milwuakee comes to mind, most of their lakefront is a forest preserve
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Old 06-29-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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The first pic is taken from a ways a way, and appears to be from the south. Maybe Blue Hills? The 2nd one is from downtown looking towards Cambridge. That area of trees on the left is the common, with the state house in the middle. I guess Veresau would know better than I.
Yep, that's right. And Middlesex Fells looks like a cool area, I'll have to check it out sometime.
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